Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Houston 111-104
LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 31 points and added 25 rebounds leading Portland to a 111-104 win over Houston on Thursday at Rose Garden.
Portland was a favorite by 2.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 213.5.
Portland got 18 points from Wesley Matthews and another 16 points from Robin Lopez. Nicolas Batum contributed 6 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 25 rebounds.
The Rockets got a 32-point performance from Dwight Howard, who was supported by 25 points from James Harden. James Harden had 7 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Dwight Howard grabbed 17 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 44-43 at the break.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-48.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Golden State.