LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland over Orlando, 125-119, on Monday at Rose Garden.
Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 193.5.
Portland got 24 points from Wesley Matthews and another 20 points from J.J. Hickson. Damian Lillard contributed 10 assists, while J.J. Hickson cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Orlando got 29 points from J.J. Redick in a losing cause and another 24 points from Arron Afflalo. Jameer Nelson contributed 12 assists for the Magic, while Nikola Vucevic had 13 rebounds.
Portland trailed at halftime, 57-48.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-36.
Next game, Portland takes its act home to face Miami looking for another win. For Orlando, they head on the road to face Denver.