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Lillard leads Portland past Philadelphia 114-93

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 28 points and nine assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-93 on Friday night for their seventh win in the last eight games.

Lillard, who had scored at least 40 points in two of Portland’s previous three games, had 19 second-half points for the Blazers (24-7). Wesley Matthews went 7 of 14 from 3-point range and finished with 25 points.

Joel Freeland pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds, most by a Blazer this season. Nicolas Batum added 14 points for Portland.

Tony Wroten, who missed Philadelphia’s last game with a right knee sprain, came off the bench to score 22 points. Michael Carter-Williams had 17 points and K.J. McDaniels finished with 12 for the 76ers (4-24).

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