PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 of his 33 points during the pivotal third quarter to help the Portland Trail Blazers defeat Philadelphia 114-104 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 14th straight loss to open the season.

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, center, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wesley Matthews added 17 points, Damian Lillard had 16 and Robin Lopez chipped in 12 for Portland (11-3), which won its eighth in a row.

Michael Carter-Williams led Philadelphia (0-14) with 24 points.

The 76ers moved within one loss of matching the franchise mark for consecutive losses to begin a season and will look to avoid an 0-15 opening when they host Brooklyn on Wednesday. They also are just four losses from tying the 2009-10 Nets, who set an NBA record by beginning the season 0-18. If the losing continues, Philadelphia could break the NBA record for losses to start the season on Dec. 5 when hosting Oklahoma City.

After taking a halftime lead for just the fifth time this season, Philadelphia upped its two-point advantage to its biggest of the game when consecutive layups by Carter-Williams and Henry Sims made it 56-50 early in the third quarter. And Philadelphia's lead again was six, 58-52, on Carter-Williams' two free throws with 10:33 remaining in the period.

But it was all Portland from that point. The Blazers went in front on Aldridge's drive that made it 63-62 with 8:10 left in the period and then continued to pour it on. Nicolas Batum's dunk with 4:02 remaining in the third gave Portland its largest lead to that point, 80-68, and capped a 6:31 stretch in which the Trail Blazers outscored Philadelphia 28-10.

Aldridge had three straight baskets during the run, including an alley-oop dunk on Steve Blake's pass. Aldridge was 5-for-5 from the field in the period to help Portland enter the fourth with an 89-80 lead. Aldridge ended 13-for-20 from the field

Sims finished with 22 points and Tony Wroten added 20 for the 76ers, who went 0 for 8 from 3-point range.

A pair of Carter-Williams free throws with 6.6 seconds left before intermission gave Philadelphia a 52-50 halftime lead. Wroten led Philadelphia with 10 points at the break.

The Trail Blazers also helped Philadelphia with 12 first-half turnovers, but they committed just five in the second half.


Trail Blazers: Portland's winning streak is the best since winning 11 in a row from Nov. 8-25, 2013. . Portland, which entered second in the NBA in made 3-pointers per game (10.1), were 2 for 12 from the arc at the break and finished 7 for 27.

76ers: Philadelphia's worst start in franchise history was set during the 1972-73 season when they also finished with the worst, 82-game record in league history at 9-73. . Fans behind the basket used boxes of macaroni and cheese as noisemakers on a night when those who brought a box to the game received a free ticket to a future contest.


Portland plays at Charlotte on Wednesday.

Philadelphia hosts Brooklyn on Wednesday.

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