LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets 100-85 Sunday night at the Rose Garden. Nicolas Batum also had a season-high 21 points. It was the eight straight victory at home for the Trail Blazers. Patty Mills impressed the coach off the bench with a career-high 14 points, five assists, and five steals. Marcus Camby played his usual game with 13 rebounds and eight assists.
Portland will begin a three-game road trip that begins Tuesday at Dallas. They will come back to play nine of the next 11 games at the Rose Garden. The Blazers are 8-3 without All-Star Brandon Roy.