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Video Recap: Sixers Bounce Blazers, 93-92

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Kaboom go the Blazers. Despite a new starting lineup, they fall to the Sixers in the final seconds. The highlights are here.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

An absolutely brutal loss for the Portland Trail Blazers.

After two straight disheartening losses, the Blazers made changes. Coach Terry Stotts changed the starting lineup, and the team picked up their energy, but they just couldn’t maintain it. They led most of the night, but fell in the final seconds the Philadelphia 76ers, 93-92.

Stotts moved Evan Turner and Noah Vonleh into starting roles, moving Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu to the bench. Portland responded with a solid-but-inconsistent game, taking a 13 point lead at halftime, losing it, then fighting down the stretch. But Damian Lillard missed a free throw, and Philly’s Robert Covington went for the win. And he got it.

The Blazers had one last chance at a win, but Plumlee’s shot just missed.

The Sixers’ Joel Embiid suffered an ugly knee contusion in the second half. He left the game, came back then left again. Video of the injury is below.

The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Mason Plumlee and Noah Vonleh.

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What’s Next

No rest for the weary. The Blazers play their next game less than 20 hours after this one ends, a 2:00 pm PST tip-off against the Celtics. Stay tuned tonight for more analysis of this game from Blazer’s Edge.