Portland 103, Houston 100

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #17 Joe Crawford, #60 David Guthrie
Attendance - 14125

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 31 24 19 29 103
Houston 25 22 33 20 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 19-17 12-3 7-14 W1
Houston 16-19 10-6 6-13 L3

Recap

Kevin Martin put on a shooting display with 45 points, but the Houston Rockets wasted it by going nine minutes without a basket down the stretch in a 103-100 loss to the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

LaMarcus Aldridge, who has dominated the Rockets over the years, had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Trail Blazers closed the game on a 27-11 run.

Aldridge scored 14 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter in Saturday's home win over Houston and has scored at least 20 points in each of his last seven visits to the Toyota Center.

Martin made 13-of-18 shots, including 6-of-8 from the arc, and missed just two of 15 free throws. He scored 19 points in the third period, when Houston outscored Portland, 33-19, to take an 80-74 lead.

The Rockets built the lead to 11 points before Portland responded by hitting some shots from the arc and going inside to Aldridge. Rudy Fernandez hit a left-wing jumper off the dribble as the shot clock ran down for a 98-97 lead with 52 seconds remaining and Aldridge added a lefthanded baby hook for a three-point edge with 13 seconds to go.

Houston's Luis Scola missed a hook and Aldridge and Andre Miller sank three free throws around a 3-pointer by Kyle Lowry, setting up one last chance for the Rockets to tie with two seconds left. However, Courtney Lee’s off-balance 3-pointer from the right wing bounced off the side of the iron.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Houston
LaMarcus Aldridge 27 Scoring Kevin Martin 45
Rudy Fernandez 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 7
LaMarcus Aldridge 13 Rebounds Luis Scola 12
LaMarcus Aldridge 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 13
Dante Cunningham 3 Steals Shane Battier 1
Marcus Camby 1 Blocks Luis Scola 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 103 48.2 7-19 14-19 21 34 1 10 8
Houston 100 47.1 11-20 23-30 23 43 6 4 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Rockets have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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