Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers: Live Score, Results & Game Highlights
The Houston Rockets offense was once again just too much to handle, as the Rockets blew out the Portland Trail Blazers, 116-98.
James Harden led the way with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jeremy Lin put up solid production in the supporting role with 22 points, eight assists and four rebounds.
The biggest difference maker was the disparity in three-point shooting between the two teams.
The Blazers shot just 2-of-20 from beyond the arc, while the Rockets shot an impressive 12-of-28.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers with 32 points and 13 rebounds. Unfortunately though, 24 of those points came in the first half. The rest came in the fourth quarter when this one was too out of hand for the Blazers.
It’s clear that the Rockets don’t care about defense, and that works for them because they have a seriously potent offense—even with Chandler Parsons sitting on the pine.
The Blazers on the other hand have a lot of work, and not enough time to do it.
Houston heads to Denver for a Sunday matchup, as they pursue the Golden State Warriors and the sixth seed in the West.
Emphatic throw down for Thomas Robinson.
Unfortunately the refs are still calling fouls in this one, even with the Blazers down 20 points. I guess consistency is important.
Rockets 116, Blazers 98—end of the game
D-Mo corner 3. Harden has 30. Aldridge takes a seat. 20 point game. Sounds like a fun flight to Denver.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 6, 2013
Down 19 with 4:52 left, Stotts calls it. Subs Freeland in for Aldridge. He sits with 32.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
James Harden's got 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting.
It's definitely time to just let this one ride out Portland.
Rockets 110, Blazers 92—5:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
Lin finishes a break with a strong reverse, has 22. He's really had an outstanding all around game, usually matched up w ROY Damian Lillard.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
LaMarcus Aldridge must've sat in an ice bath at halftime. He is absolutely freezing this half.
Rockets 103, Blazers 88—7:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
In the playoffs I'm assuming that the Rockets will incorporate some sort of "slow-down offense" when they are up by double digits to ensure they aren't rushing shots.
On a side note—Jeremy Lin with a sick spin move, he's got 20 points on the night.
Rockets 103, Blazers 87—7:31 remaining in the 4th quarter
Rockets up 15 with Aldridge going to line and 8:49 left. Harden usually returns about here. I'd give it two more possessions.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
Also, Terrence Jones with 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 anything in 10 minutes.
A game after Terrence Jones had his career-high, Greg Smith closing in on his. Has 18 with 9 min left. Had 21 against LAL.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
Rockets 101, Blazers 86—9:02 remaining in the 4th quarter
The ESPN analysts at halftime were talking about why LaMarcus Aldridge's 24-point first half proved that he's a franchise player.
I hope they talk about why his three points in the 2nd half makes the 24 points a lot less meaningful.
Rockets 100, Blazers 86—9:06 remaining in the 4th quarter
Here's a question for you following along—Is the Houston Rockets' offense powerful enough to push them past a first-round series in the playoffs?
Rockets 98, Blazers 81—10:20 remaining in the 4th quarter
James Harden doing a little of everything tonight going off for 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 dimes after 3 on ESPN. HOU leads POR 92-77.— NBA (@NBA) April 6, 2013
The Rockets then steal the inbound pass and score ... Blazers outscored 4-0 in final 20 seconds when they should have been no worse than 0-0— Jason Quick (@jwquick) April 6, 2013
The Blazers just can't catch a break. With a chance to cut the lead to single digits, Meyers Leonard clanked a layup, which led to a basket for the Rockets, then a steal and another bucket for the Rockets off the inbound pass.
James Harden with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge with 0 points so far in the second half.
Rockets 92, Blazers 77—end of the 3rd quarter
Will Barton just chucked the ball off of James Anderson and the Blazers' crowd erupted like they won the game. I guess it's the little things in life, right?
Rockets 88, Blazers 77—35.5 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Lin with 9 pts in 9 2nd half minutes as he sits. Has had a strong game. Good to have Beverley defending Lillard here.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
Patrick Beverly drives into the paint, dishes it to the perimeter for a three ball. Then grabs the offensive rebound on the miss.
That's the definition of a hustle play.
Rockets 88, Blazers 74—1:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Harden and Lin have 42 points 10 rebounds and 11 assists combined with 3 min left in Q3. Rockets in total control right now up 86-72— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 6, 2013
Warriors hold on to beat Suns. For awhile looked like Rockets playing to move into 6th tonight. Trail GS by game-and-half, pending this one.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 6, 2013
James Harden does what he does best—draws a foul as he drives to the rim.
Rockets 86, Blazers 72—2:53 remaining in the 3rd quarter
James Harden and Wesley Matthews jawing at each other a bit. I'm assuming it's either about his beard, or the fact that Harden is a lot better than Matthews.
Harden with 24 points 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
Rockets 84, Blazers 72—3:44 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Damian Lillard needs 11 3-pointers in next 6 1/2 games to set Blazers franchise record for 3's in a season (181 by Damon Stoudamire, 04-05)— Jason Quick (@jwquick) April 6, 2013
In case you were wondering, Francisco Garcia can still get up and throw it down.
Garcia's got 13 points on the night—what a solid pick up for the Rockets.
Rockets 82, Blazers 72—5:35 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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