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IN PHOTOS: Blazers off target vs. Philly

Visit with Kings next for Portland, McCollum


The Trail Blazers had their worst 3-point performance of the season Saturday, going 3 for 22 and losing 101-99 at home to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Still, the game came down to the final shot, a driving layup by Portland guard Damian Lillard that didn't get quite enough lift and came up short. It would have forced overtime.

"I had a good look," Lillard said. "Off-balance or not, I've got to make that."

The Blazers (26-8) can bounce back Tuesday night at Sacramento (10-22), which rank near the bottom of the NBA in 3-point percentage allowed, overall field-goal percentage allowed and points allowed.

"It's disappointing - we're not defending," Kings coach Michael Malone says. "… It's becoming a broken record."

The game could be the debut for Blazers rookie guard CJ McCollum, who fractured a foot in the preseason and has just completed a two-game stint in the D-League.

  • Blazers-76ers photos by Meg Williams:

  • Nicolas Batum shows his frustration late in the game against Philadelphia.

  • Blazers guard Damian Lillard runs into traffic.

  • Thaddeus Young dunks for the Sixers.

  • Wesley Matthews misses a free throw with 23 seconds remaining at Moda Center.

  • Portland center Robin Lopez puts up a mid-range shot nea the end of the game.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge tries to save a ball from going out of bounds.

  • Backup Blazers center Joel Freeland challenges Philadelphia's Evan Turner.

  • Portland guard Mo Williams works against former Blazer Elliot Williams.

  • Blazers guard Wesley Matthews grimaces on the bench.