NBA: Philadelphia stifles Detroit, 3rd straight loss for Portland

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NBA: Philadelphia stifles Detroit, 3rd straight loss for Portland

Philadelphia had chained three victories since the start of the year before seeing its series interrupted by the Bulls (112-126) on the last day. Faced with a Detroit team still on AC, the 76ers have returned to the front with solid success (111-123).

James Harden (20 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) and his teammates had made the difference at the break (71-54) and were able to manage the rest of the match, even if the Pistons were able to finish strong, like Killian Hayes (26 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds). But this burst of pride was not enough to reverse the course of the match. Deprived for the third consecutive time of their center Joel Embiid because of a left foot injury, Detroit concedes its third defeat since the beginning of the year.

In Toronto, Lillard wasn’t enough for Portland

After a particularly choppy and nerve-wracking match in its final act, the Raptors overcame Portland (117-105). Toronto was able to count on Pascal Siakam (27 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists) or Scottie Barnes (22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists), but also on his bench, much more efficient than that of the Blazers.

Thus, with only nine minutes on the floor, Thaddeus Young distinguished himself with 4 points, but above all 6 rebounds. A collective performance that muzzled Portland, defeated for the third time in a row, despite 34 points from Damian Lillard, too isolated to hope for a turnaround in the final minutes.

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