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Blazers Crash Boards, Crush 76ers 130-115

The Blazers continued their rebounding domination in Philadelphia. Portland outrebounded the 76ers 53-33 and handed Philly their worst home loss of the year 130-115.

Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter cruised with no Joel Embiid for Philadelphia. Nurkic collected his 28th double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Kanter finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Nurkic wasn’t just dominating the paint, he took a four jump shots and hit them all.

The paint saw more than Nurk and Kanter. The Blazers as a team scored 66 over their 130 in the paint. From layups to poster-worthy dunks, the Blazers had it all going against Philadelphia.

Portland starts the post-All-Star Break with two games where all five starters scored double digits. Behind Nurk’s 24, Damian Lillard scored 17 points while collecting eight assists and six rebounds.

C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu each canned 15 points. Maurice Harkless filled the box score with 13 points, five boards, three steals, two assists and two blocks.

All five Blazer starters also had at least five rebounds and two assists. Four of the starting five also had at least one steal.

Portland is now wheels up for Cleveland. The Blazers take on the Cavaliers Monday with tip-off at 4 p.m.

Notes:

  • Jusuf Nurkic’s 28th double-double marks a new career-high for single season double-doubles.
  • Portland is responsible for the two worst losses of the season for Philadelphia. Portland smashed the 76ers 129-95 for the worst road loss for Philly on Dec. 30. Today’s 15-point loss is the worst home loss for Philly all year.
  • Evan Turner did not play for the Blazers, listed out with a knee injury.
  • The Blazers assisted on 29 of 49 made shots.

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