Recap - Rockets Defeat Portland 118-113
Houston got 41 points from James Harden en route to a 118-113 victory over Portland on Sunday at Toyota Center.
The Rockets earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 214.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Houston got 26 points from Jeremy Lin and another 17 points from Dwight Howard. James Harden contributed 6 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Portland got 28 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 26 points from Wesley Matthews. Mo Williams contributed 11 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Nicolas Batum had 12 rebounds.
Houston trailed at halftime, 54-47.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 56 boards, while Houston only had 48.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thunder. The Trail Blazers will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.