Blazers’ shooting fizzles as Sixers post 105-95 win

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PORTLAND, Ore. — Imagine the trick played on the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night. The team welcomed the Philadelphia 76ers into the Moda Center thinking it had the perimeter scorer in Dame Lillard needed to obliterate their opponent’s perimeter defense. Then they found out he couldn’t score. In what was not a classic game, but a classic defensive performance, the Sixers defeated the Blazers, 105-95. With the win, the Sixers (29-16) moved into a second-place tie with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference standings. Philly also won the first four games of its five-game West Coast t…

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