Lillard scored 51 points and Portland continues to fight for a place in the Playoffs


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Lillard scored 51 points and Portland continues to fight for a place in the Playoffs

The point guard was intractable in the Trail Blazers’ victory over the 76ers to keep his team in the race to reach the postseason.

Portland Trail Blazers He continues to depend on himself for a place in the Playoffs of the NBA. The Oregon state franchise beat this Sunday Philadelphia 76ers by 124-121 and remains ninth in the Western Conference, which would ensure at least a place in the “playoff” against the eighth from the same area.

The Blazers were coming off a tough loss on Saturday to the Clippers, where their top figure, Damian Lillard, missed two key free throws that could have meant the win.

However, the point guard took revenge this Sunday and the Sixers were his victim: the Weber State University exit scored 51 points that allowed his team to defeat a tough rival like Phialdelphia.

Lillard made 16 of his 28 shots from the floor, including 4 of 12 on 3s. In addition, he made 15 of 16 free throws, while he distributed seven assists. Carmelo Anthony was also fine with his shot and finished with 20 points.

On the side of the Sixers, already without Ben Simmons due to a knee injury, they did not reach 34 points from Jason Richardson. Joel Embiid, the other star of Brett Brown’s team, had to leave the court in the first quarter with an ankle problem and did not re-enter.

In this way, the Trail Blazers added their fourth victory in the Orlando bubble and remained with a 33-39 mark. Terry Stotts’s men are ninth, half a game from eighth place, which for now is held by Memphis Grizzlies (33-38), although behind them appear San Antonio (31-38) and Pheonix (31-39) wanting to pass them in the closing of the regular season.

Other results:

San Antonio Spurs 122-113 New Orleans Pelicans

Orlando Magic 119-122 Boston Celtics

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