>> Trail Blazers Down Houston 99-98 - Match Report
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Portland got 30 points from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 99-98 victory over Houston on Friday at Moda Center.
Portland won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 4-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 212.5.
Portland got 25 points from Damian Lillard and another 12 points from Robin Lopez. Nicolas Batum contributed 7 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Houston got 34 points from James Harden in a losing cause and another 26 points from Dwight Howard. James Harden contributed 6 assists for the Rockets, while Chandler Parsons had 12 rebounds.
Portland trailed at halftime, 58-56.
Houston had a 44-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.