After a 30-20 performance last night, LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 25 points, but he had only 4 rebounds in the defeat to the Detroit Pistons. It was the final game of a six-game road trip in which the Blazers finished 2-4 and 9-7 overall record. Raymond Felton scored 20 points and added 9 assists. Down by three points with 4.4 seconds in the game, Felton had an opportunity to tie the game, but he lost the ball at mid-court and the Blazers lost to the Pistons 91-94.
Gerald Wallace missed the game with a sprained right middle finger from last night’s victory over the Toronto Raptors. Nicolas Batum started in place of Wallace, finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Craig Smith was productive with 10 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes of playing time.