PHILADELPHIA – – Without Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum, Portland’s “other boys” stood up for the stars and caused a stir Philly

Gary Trent Jr scored 24 points and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the understaffed Trail Blazers to a 121-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night

Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and a Trail Blazers team with four missing starters, led by 29 points against the top team in the East

“Checkers is our best player, our superstar,” said Kanter. “But on both ends of the floor the other guys did a great job today”

Joel Embiid scored 37 points for the Sixers Tobias Harris added 12 points and 11 boards

Embiid bloated his all-star credentials in a game that otherwise lacked star power, Sixers Guardian Ben Simmons sat tight in his left calf out there Portland played without Lillard (stomach strain) and Derrick Jones Jr (Left foot sprain) Throw in four injured players – including Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) and McCollum (left foot) – and the Trail Blazers were reduced to nine players

“It changes the chemistry of the game,” said coach Terry Stotts. “We lost games to teams that were understaffed”

“It was just a different energy on the team,” Elleby said. “It was a celebration tonight”

Sixers President Daryl Morey replied hours before the game to a tweet listing all of Portland’s injuries: “I’m not being fooled”He had cause for concern

When Portland tried to keep Embiid at bay, Trent hit two 3s and Portland prevailed against the 76ers 40-19 in the third game

Portland turned 26 in the NBA in team defense, allowing 1171 points per game McCollum tweeted, “With this outstanding performance, we could move to 22nd in the Defense League Move forward! “

Embiid scored 31 points in the first half (in 11-of-17 shooting; 9 of 9 off the line) and could have topped 40 if he hadn’t left the game for about four minutes when he was Right knee pinched Embiid shocked Philly with an awkward landing when attempting to block a shot in the first quarter Embiid – who initially said he was “quite concerned” – went straight to the locker room but returned with 90 seconds in the quarter / p>

“I kind of felt it when I landed, but in the end I came back and pushed it through,” Embiid said. “As the game went on, I felt fine I mean, I wasn’t quite there, but I did just tried to push and make sure we got a chance “

The tall man of the 76ers scored 25 points in the second quarter and wore the Sixers as they fought from the outside The Sixers missed all 10 3-point attempts in the half and that resulted in a 57-point tie at break

“I thought we missed Ben’s presence all over the floor,” said Sixers coach Doc Rivers. “He leads our defense. We were a bad defensive team tonight, but I thought we were worse offensively”

Portland opened the second half with a 12-0 run – the 76ers missed two more 3s in that run – and Embiid didn’t get a shot

“The third quarter, especially on the road, can be a swing quarter that made all the difference,” said Stotts

Trail Blazer: Lillard hugged before the game with the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw Outlaw was the former Portland, Oregon Police Chief Stotts said Lillard was everyday Trent hit four 3s and Portland was 13 out of 31

76ers: Furkan Korkmaz started for Simmons Rivers didn’t expect Simmons to miss a lot of time Embiid’s points tied Andrew Toney’s franchise record for most in a single quarter Tony scored 25 in the fourth quarter of 21 March 1982, vs. Boston G Seth Curry didn’t play in the second half because he wasn’t feeling well

LeBron James completed a triple-double vs. the nuggets as he flings Talen Horton-Tucker a jump pass from the 3-point line to the baseline for a cute reverse layup

– LeBron James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Dennis Schröder added 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers roared away in the second half for a 114-93 win over the Denver Nuggets Thursday night

LeBron James overtakes Wilt Chamberlain in all-time-made baskets as he speeds to the rack for a layup

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