Houston had won 8 of their last 10 games, but they hadn't played Portland. Behind the strong play of the bench (34 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 8 steals), the Blazers beat the Rockets, 100-85. The second half was arguably not even that close.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 25 points and 11 rebounds. From the bench, Patty Mills scored 14 points, with 5 assists.
Combined with his Seattle Seahawks earning a playoff berth, Paul Allen is probably having a very good evening.
Discuss the game here, and stay tuned for Dave's recap, then Ben's Media Row report. The Blazers' next game is Tuesday in Dallas. -- Tim