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Houston vs Portland Wrap - Houston Wins 121-116

James Harden poured in 37 points for Houston on Friday, as they defeated Portland 121-116 at Moda Center.

Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 214.5.

Dwight Howard had 24 points for Houston and Patrick Beverley chipped in with 16 points. James Harden had 6 assists for the Rockets, while Dwight Howard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

The Trail Blazers got a 30-point performance from Damian Lillard, who was supported by 26 points from Nicolas Batum. Damian Lillard had 6 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed 10 rebounds.

Houston trailed at halftime, 55-54.

The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 53 boards, while Portland only had 47.