Portland Defeats Boston 92-86 - Recap
Portland earned a 92-86 victory over Boston on Sunday, getting 24 points from Wesley Matthews at Rose Garden.
Portland was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 192.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Nicolas Batum had 18 points for Portland and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in with 16 points. Damian Lillard had 6 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
The Celtics got a 23-point performance from Paul Pierce, who was supported by 20 points from Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce had 8 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Kevin Garnett grabbed 9 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 49-42.
The rebound battle favored Portland as they grabbed 47 boards, while Boston only had 36.
Portland heads into a battle against the Nuggets. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.