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Trail Blazers Fall 97-78 Against New Orleans - Game Recap

New Orleans got 19 points from Willie Green en route to a 97-78 victory over Portland on Friday at Rose Garden.

New Orleans was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 189.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Trevor Ariza had 18 points for New Orleans and Chris Paul chipped in with 16 points. Chris Paul had 13 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Portland got 27 points from Brandon Roy in a losing cause and another 14 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Andre Miller contributed 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 54-48 at the break.

New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-27.

New Orleans heads into a battle against the Spurs. Portland, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.