Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/12/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Sam WestmorelandFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2013

Two of the NBA's most exciting young teams squared off on Thursday night, when the Houston Rockets met the Portland Trail Blazers in the Northwest. With the two top offenses in the sport, this game ranked as one of the most anticipated matchups of the season to date. 

Dwight Howard had a monster game with 32 points and 17 rebounds, but LaMarcus Aldridge won the battle of monster nights with 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds to spur the Blazers on to the 111-104 victory at home.

Portland improved to a sparkling 19-4, while the Rockets fell to 15-8.