Thaddeus Young matched his season-high with 30 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a furious late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers to pull out a 101-99 victory Saturday night for their fourth straight win, all on the road.
The 21 3-pointers matched a franchise high, set in a 139-105 victory at the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 14, and made Portland the first NBA team to have two games in one season with at least 20 3-pointers.
After dropping two straight games on last-second shots, the Portland Trail Blazers were determined not to let it happen again on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tyreke Evans hit the final shot. Jrue Holiday made every big play before that to put the New Orleans Pelicans in position to win.
Chris Bosh finished with a season-high 37 points and added 10 rebounds to hand Portland its third loss at home this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge wasn't even sure he was going to play against the Clippers.
Damian Lillard drew a charging foul with Portland trailing by two points and then knocked down the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining to lift the Trail Blazers to their sixth win in seven games, a 110-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Kevin Love worked all summer long to put an injury plagued season behind him and reclaim his spot as the best power forward in the league.
The Portland Trail Blazers kept it real simple with the game on the line. Just get the ball to Damian Lillard, and get out of the way.
For the first time since the 1990-91 season the Portland Trail Blazers have the best record in the entire NBA.
Damian Lillard came spinning down the lane at the end of overtime and was blanketed by Rodney Stuckey, leaving Portland's guard had no choice but to fade to his right for a last-ditch shot.
The two-time All-Star is averaging a career-high 23.5 points and 10.6 rebounds. He's leading the way for a surprising Portland team that sits atop the Western Conference with a 19-4 record. It's the Blazers' best start since they opened the 1990-91 season 21-2.
The fan favorite is having a breakout year despite his injuries.
"This was a 'we needed a win' night for me," said LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds in the Trail Blazers' 111-104 victory.
Wesley Matthews scored 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the surging Blazers, who have won four straight and 15 of 16.