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Video: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Scores 43 Points In Game 2 Win Over Rockets

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets to leap into a 2-0 series lead in Round 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets to leap into a 2-0 series lead. After winning two straight games on the road, the Blazers head home to play the next two in front of a Portland crowd, eager to see the team's go for their first second-round appearance in the NBA playoffs since the year 2000, the longest streak among non-expansion franchises.

Here are highlights, courtesy of YouTube user Dawk Ins:

For further coverage of tonight's game, read Tim's Instant Recap, or check out the Box Score at ESPN.

Beyond the MVP-caliber night from LaMarcus Aldridge, who added 8 rebounds to his 43 points, Damian Lillard added 18 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, Dorell Wright contributed 15 points on 3-4 three-pointers, and Mo Williams scored 13 points. After a rough first game, the Blazer bench came up huge on a night when they were needed to make a push against a surging Rockets team.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Blazer's Edge as the evening continues.