>> Trail Blazers Fall 108-98 Against Houston - Game Recap
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Dwight Howard scored 22 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Houston on Wednesday, leading the Rockets to a 108-98 victory over Portland at Toyota Center.
The Rockets were a 5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 214.5.
Jeremy Lin had 21 points for Houston and Chandler Parsons chipped in with 20 points. James Harden had 7 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.
Portland got 27 points from Wesley Matthews in a losing cause and another 26 points from Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard contributed 7 assists for the Trail Blazers, while Robin Lopez had 8 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 56-48.
Houston had a 48-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.