Portland 119, Houston 117

Date - Friday, November 16, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #76 Steven Anderson, #27 Dick Bavetta, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 20382

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Houston 27 31 21 32 6 117
Portland 22 29 27 33 8 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 4-5 2-3 2-2 L1
Portland 4-5 2-3 2-2 W2


Trail Blazers 119, Rockets 117 (OT): Nicolas Batum scored a game-high 35 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 while making some key plays in overtime as host Portland posted its second straight win after a four-game skid.

In the extra session, Aldridge made 1 of 2 free throws after being fouled by Omer Asik with 1:21 remaining to give Portland a 117-116 edge. Aldridge then blocked a layup attempt by James Harden and hit a turnaround jumper at the other end to seal the win.

Damian Lillard poured in a career-high 27 points and Wesley Matthews chipped in 15 for the Trail Blazers, who have beaten the Rockets in overtime twice in as many meetings this season.

Harden led six players in double figures with 29 points, Chandler Parsons recorded 19 and 11 rebounds and Asik added 16 and 16 for Houston, which continues its three-game road trip when it visits the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

After a jumper by Jeremy Lin with 3:39 remaining in the third gave Houston a 79-69 lead, Portland scored the final nine points of the quarter and Matthews converted a driving layup 17 seconds into the fourth to put the Trail Blazers ahead. The lead changed four more times until Marcus Morris forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harden has scored at least 20 points in a career-high four straight games. ... Parsons went 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. He has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season. ... Lin made it three Rockets with a double-double as he scored 11 points and dished out 11 assists.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Portland
James Harden 29 Scoring Nicolas Batum 35
Jeremy Lin 11 Assists Damian Lillard 5
Omer Asik 16 Rebounds Meyers Leonard 8
James Harden 11 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 7
James Harden 3 Steals Damian Lillard 2
Jeremy Lin 2 Blocks Nicolas Batum 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 117 46.6 9-25 26-31 24 47 3 9 18
Portland 119 51.2 10-25 21-29 21 37 8 4 16

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Rockets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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