New Orleans got 21 points from Carl Landry en route to a 95-91 victory over Portland on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 180.5.
New Orleans got 16 points from Marco Belinelli and another 15 points from Emeka Okafor. Chris Paul contributed 12 assists, while Emeka Okafor cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Portland got 24 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 19 points from Andre Miller. Andre Miller contributed 5 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 rebounds.
New Orleans trailed at halftime, 50-48.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 39 boards, while New Orleans only had 35.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act home to face Memphis looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Oklahoma City.