New Orleans vs Portland Wrap - Portland Wins 95-94
Portland got 24 points and 16 rebounds from J.J. Hickson en route to a 95-94 victory over New Orleans on Sunday at Rose Garden.
Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 185.5.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points for Portland and Damian Lillard chipped in with 16 points. Nicolas Batum had 10 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
New Orleans got 26 points from Ryan Anderson in a losing cause and another 23 points from Greivis Vasquez. Greivis Vasquez contributed 11 assists for the Hornets, while Greivis Vasquez had 8 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 54-43.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-36.
Next game, Portland takes its act home to face Denver looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Golden State.