The Blazers reach the 40-win mark for the 4th straight season, holding off a tough Philly team for the victory. The Blazers led for nearly the entire game, with the lead bouncing from 2 to 10 to 2 then back again.
The player of the night was the amazing Crash Wallace, who was everywhere on both ends of the court. He finished with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. Wesley Matthews was the leading scorer overall, with 28 points (17 in the first half alone) and 6 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Nicolas Batum contributed 16 points.
The Blazers finish their 3-game home stand with 3 big wins. But it doesn't get any easier from here; they're right back in action tomorrow night, against the Lakers in LA.
The Box score is here... hang out and enjoy the win, then stay tuned later for Dave and Ben. -- Tim