Young, Sixers hold off Blazers
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Thaddeus Young poured in a game-high 30 points as the Philadelphia Sixers held on for a 101-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center.
After Blazers guard Damian Lillard cut the deficit to two points, Sixers forward Lavoy Allen threw the inbounds pass right to Portland center Robin Lopez.
The Blazers called a timeout and threw it into Lillard, who couldn't get his layup to go. Evan Turner recovered the rebound and threw the ball straight in the air as time expired to seal the win.
Turner finished with 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 to go with nine rebounds.
Carter-Williams appeared to take an elbow to the head on the final play of the game and remained on the court for several moments after the final horn, but walked off under his own power.
Philadelphia has won four straight.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks and Lillard poured in 17 for the Blazers, who have dropped three of their last five games.
01/05 00:47:48 ET