Joel Embiid scored 32 points and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to four games, all on the road, after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 105-95 on Thursday.
James Harden had 16 points and 14 assists for the Sixers, who led by 26 points before Portland’s reaction late in the game.
Damian Lillard had 25 points and 11 assists for the Blazers and Jerami Grant had 24 points against his former team.
Jusuf Nurkic’s layup cut Philadelphia’s lead to 92-80 with 6:17 to go, but Embiid responded with a dunk and free throw. Grant’s 3-pointer pulled Portland back within 95-86 with 3:49 to play.
Embiid made his fifth foul and Anfernee Simons made a pair of free throws to make it 95-88.
A layup by Tyrese Maxey and free throws by De’Anthony Melton returned the Sixers to a double-digit lead, and the Blazers won’t be able to keep up.
On a five-game West Coast road trip, the 76ers have won the first four. Philadelphia has won eight in its 10 games so far this month, following an eight-game winning streak in December.