The Trail Blazers got a 31-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Portland handed New Orleans a 94-86 defeat on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
The Trail Blazers were a 7-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 177.5.
Portland got 18 points from Raymond Felton and another 14 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Jamal Crawford contributed 8 assists, while Marcus Camby cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
New Orleans got 23 points from Trevor Ariza in a losing cause and another 13 points from Emeka Okafor. Greivis Vasquez contributed 7 assists for the Hornets, while Trevor Ariza had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 46-42 at the break.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-33.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Dallas looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Utah.