Portland 118, Charlotte 112

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #73 Tre Maddox, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 12640

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Portland 26 25 19 32 16 118
Charlotte 34 20 21 27 10 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 8-10 4-3 4-7 W2
Charlotte 7-9 5-5 2-4 L4

Recap

Trail Blazers 118, Bobcats 112 (OT): LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Portland overcame an 18-point fourth quarter deficit and posted its second straight overtime victory.

Rookie Damian Lillard added 24 points and Wesley Matthews chipped in 19 for Portland, which outscored the Bobcats 39-15 over the final 10:17 of the game and improved to 2-4 on a seven-game road trip.

Ben Gordon scored 27 of his 29 points after halftime while hitting eight 3-pointers and surpassing 10,000 career points. Kemba Walker added 22 on 9-of-19 shooting but shot 2-of-10 after halftime and missed a potential game-winning shot three-tenths of a second remaining in regulation.

Charlotte held a 97-79 lead on a 3-pointer by Byron Mullens with 5:17 remaining but missed seven of its final eight shots in regulation. Portland stormed back with a 23-5 run and forced the extra period on Luke Babbitt's 3-pointer with 22.8 seconds remaining.

Nicolas Batum opened overtime with a 3-pointer and the Trail Blazers never trailed. They sealed their fourth overtime victory in as many games by hitting eight free throws in the final minute. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte swingman Gerald Henderson returned after missing 13 games with a sprained left foot and scored five points in 15 minutes. ... Babbitt hit a career-high three 3-pointers and scored a career-best nine points.  ... Portland C J.J. Hickson has eight double-doubles but was a non-factor as he had two points and did not get a rebound in 12 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Charlotte
LaMarcus Aldridge 25 Scoring Ben Gordon 29
Damian Lillard 9 Assists Ramon Sessions 9
LaMarcus Aldridge 13 Rebounds Byron Mullens 12
Damian Lillard 11 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 7
Wesley Matthews 2 Steals Kemba Walker 3
LaMarcus Aldridge 3 Blocks Brendan Haywood 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 118 46.7 12-35 20-26 28 48 7 8 16
Charlotte 112 46.6 13-27 17-22 28 41 6 6 17

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against New York. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .455 after a loss.