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Houston vs Portland Wrap - Houston Wins 94-89

The Rockets grabbed a 94-89 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Goran Dragic at Rose Garden.

Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 195.5.

Houston got 15 points from Chase Budinger and another 13 points from Kyle Lowry. Goran Dragic contributed 7 assists, while Marcus Camby cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers got a 20-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who was supported by 18 points from Jamal Crawford. Raymond Felton had 8 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 49-40 at the break.

Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-38.

Houston heads into a battle against the Jazz. Portland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Golden State.