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Houston Defeats Portland 116-98 - Recap

James Harden poured in 33 points for Houston on Friday, as they defeated Portland 116-98 at Rose Garden.

Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 210.5.

Houston got 22 points from Jeremy Lin and another 19 points from Greg Smith. Jeremy Lin contributed 8 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Portland got 32 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 18 points from Wesley Matthews. Damian Lillard contributed 7 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 13 rebounds.

Houston led at halftime, 63-56.

Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nuggets. The Trail Blazers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.