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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: