Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the undermanned Trail Blazers to a 121-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and a Trail Blazers team with four starters missing led by as many as 29 points against the top team in the East.
“Dame is our best player, our superstar,” Kanter said.
Portland entered 26th in the NBA in team defense, allowing 117.1 points per game. “As the game kept going, I felt good. I mean, I wasn’t all the way there but I was just trying to push and make sure we get a chance”
The 76ers’ big man scored 25 points in the second quarter and carried the Sixers as they struggled from outside.