Portland Falls 118-103 to Rockets - Recap
James Harden poured in 35 points for Houston on Friday, as they defeated Portland 118-103 at Toyota Center.
Houston was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 210.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Houston got 20 points from Chandler Parsons and another 16 points from Jeremy Lin. James Harden contributed 11 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Portland got 31 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 24 points from Nicolas Batum. Damian Lillard contributed 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 62-53 at the break.
Portland had a 40-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Orlando.