Recap - Trail Blazers Defeat Denver 110-105
LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 44 points for Portland on Thursday, as they defeated Denver 110-105 at Rose Garden.
Portland won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 220.5.
Portland got 24 points from Wesley Matthews and another 12 points from Robin Lopez. Nicolas Batum contributed 10 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Nuggets got an 18 -point performance from Wilson Chandler, who was supported by 14 points from Randy Foye. Ty Lawson had 11 assists in a losing cause for Denver, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 7 rebounds.
Portland trailed at halftime, 67-59.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-35.
Next game, Portland takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Denver, they head home to face Indiana.