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Blazers pelt Philly 139-105

Starters all in double figures, as 3s reign and Portland dominates third quarter to open four-game trip


Portland Trail Blazers 139, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 105

Saturday night, Wells Fargo Center, 10,189 announced attendance

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Blazers dominated the third quarter against defense-poor Philly and rolled to a win to start its four-game trip.

The Blazers led 71-64 at the half, with seven players scoring eight to 12 points and Aldridge getting 10 of the team's 26 rebounds.

Then Portland outscored the 76ers 40-15 in the third period.

The Blazers went on to smash their previous record for 3-pointers in a game (17 on Dec. 6 against Utah), making 21.

The 139 points were the most by any NBA team this season.

WHAT IT MEANS

• Portland leads the NBA Western Conference with 20-4 record.

• Philadelphia has lost six in a row and is 7-18. The Sixers have lost 14 of their last 16 games.

TOP PERFORMERS

• In 29 minutes, LaMarcus Aldridge collected 20 points (10 of 15 from the field) and 16 rebounds, both game highs.

• The other four Portland starters all scored in double figures: Nicolas Batum had 17 points (with nine assists), Damian Lillard had 16 points (and six assists), Wesley Matthews had 14 points and Robin Lopez had 12 points.

• Off the bench, Dorell Wright made 5 of 5 from 3-point range and had 15 points. Mo Williams added 14 points in his reserve guard role.

KEY STATS

• The Blazers are 9-0 against the Eastern Conference and 10-2 overall on the road.

• The game was tied 15 times in the first half, and the lead changed hands 17 times in the first 24 minutes.

• The Sixers came into the game giving up 109.3 points per game, the most by any team in the NBA, and they also ranked last in 3-pointers allowed (221, about 10 per game).

Portland hit 21 of 37 (56.8 percent) from 3-point range.

• The Blazers had 41 assists, their most since 45 on Nov. 17, 1990 at Denver.

QUOTES

"This is one of those games where they were making all their shots and all we can do sometimes is throw our hands up," Young said. "It's like, `What else is there to do?' "

-- Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young

"It was a fun game."

-- Portland coach Terry Stotts

NEXT

The Blazers play a 3 p.m. PT Sunday game at 11-13 Detroit (CSNNW).