New Orleans Falls 84-77 to Trail Blazers - Recap
The Trail Blazers grabbed an 84-77 win over the Hornets on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from LaMarcus Aldridge at New Orleans Arena.
Portland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 181.5.
Portland got 19 points from Nicolas Batum and another 14 points from Gerald Wallace. Raymond Felton contributed 12 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
New Orleans got 21 points from Jarrett Jack in a losing cause and another 12 points from Emeka Okafor. Greivis Vasquez contributed 6 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 10 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break leading 37-35 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 40 boards, while Portland only had 37.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Atlanta looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Memphis.