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Holiday, 76ers edge Blazers

8:24 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday had 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the Philadelphia 76ers' 101-100 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Damian Lillard nailed a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left to pull Portland within a point and Thaddeus Young threw the ball away on the ensuing inbounds after Holiday fell down. But LaMarcus Aldridge's fadeaway in the paint was well defended by Spencer Hawes and the Sixers escaped with the victory.

Hawes added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Philly, which found out earlier Monday that center Andrew Bynum would undergo season-ending knee surgery on both knees.

Bynum, who becomes a free agent in the offseason, will have loose bodies cleaned out from within the knees in order to alleviate pain and swelling that has persisted since he underwent a radical yet non-surgical procedure called Orthokine therapy in the offseason.

The 25-year-old Bynum had several setbacks in his recovery and will not play for a Sixers club that traded away several key players in order to make him the centerpiece of the franchise despite his history of knee problems.

Aldridge finished with 32 points and 14 rebounds, while Lillard chipped in 27 points, seven boards and seven helpers for the Blazers, who have dropped 13 of their last 15 contests on the road.

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