Say it with me: Wow! A focused LaMarcus Aldridge took his game to a whole new level, ending with 29 points, 19 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks, leaving to a huge ovation in the Blazers' dominant victory over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks. With this win, the Blazers move back over .500 before the break.
Portland looked inspired almost all night, playing like a well-oiled offensive machine. Wesley Matthews scored 22 with 6 rebounds, Rudy Fernandez scored 17 with 7 assists, and Luke Babbitt learned about the sweet, sweet cheer of being the Chalupa-man.
The only bad news: Dante Cunningham rolled his ankle early and didn't return. We'll post updates on his status as they arrive.