Trail Blazers Down Phoenix 96-93 - Match Report
The Trail Blazers got a 25-point performance from Damian Lillard as Portland ran past Phoenix 96-93 on Saturday at Rose Garden.
The Trail Blazers won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 4.5-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.
Portland got 19 points from J.J. Hickson and another 17 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Nicolas Batum contributed 8 assists, while J.J. Hickson cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Phoenix got 18 points from Marcin Gortat in a losing cause and another 15 points from Shannon Brown. Jared Dudley contributed 10 assists for the Suns, while Marcin Gortat had 9 rebounds.
Portland trailed at halftime, 53-44.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-32.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Los Angeles.