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Houston Falls 119-117 to Trail Blazers - Recap

The Trail Blazers got a 35-point performance from Nicolas Batum as Portland handed Houston a 119-117 defeat on Friday at Rose Garden.

The match was decisive in favor of Portland, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 198.5.

Portland got 29 points from LaMarcus Aldridge and another 27 points from Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard contributed 5 assists, while Meyers Leonard cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Houston got 29 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 19 points from Chandler Parsons. Jeremy Lin contributed 11 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik had 16 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers hit the break trailing 58-51 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 47 boards, while Portland only had 37.

Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bulls. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.