12/13 00:43 CST Aldridge leads Trail Blazers past Rockets, 111-104
Aldridge leads Trail Blazers past Rockets, 111-104
ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) --- LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and a career-high 25
rebounds, prompting Portland fans to chant "MVP! MVP!" during the Trail
Blazers' 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Robin Lopez added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who sit atop the
Western Conference standings at 19-4.
Dwight Howard had 32 points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets, who beat the
Blazers 116-101 on Nov. 5. That was one of just two losses at home this season
The Trail Blazers led by 10 early in the fourth quarter, but Chandler Parsons
hit a 3-pointer to narrow it to 93-88 with 7:07 left. Houston closed to 97-95
after James Harden made a layup and a free throw with 4:45 to go.