Portland Defeats Detroit 111-109 - Recap
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Portland on Sunday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 111-109 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Portland did not, however, defeat the Pistons against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 210.5.
Portland got 23 points from Damian Lillard and another 18 points from Nicolas Batum. Damian Lillard contributed 7 assists, while Robin Lopez cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Pistons got a 31-point performance from Josh Smith, who was supported by 17 points from Greg Monroe. Brandon Jennings had 10 assists in a losing cause for Detroit, while Andre Drummond grabbed 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Detroit were victorious, as the score was 51-50 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Detroit as they grabbed 53 boards, while Portland only had 47.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Indiana.