Portland got 27 points and 13 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 103-100 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Toyota Center.
Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 194.5.
Portland got 14 points from Patrick Mills and another 12 points from Rudy Fernandez. Rudy Fernandez contributed 5 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Houston got 45 points from Kevin Martin in a losing cause and another 13 points from Shane Battier. Kyle Lowry contributed 7 assists for the Rockets, while Luis Scola had 12 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 55-47.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-34.
Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Timberwolves. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Orlando.