Aldridge, Lillard lead Blazers over Rockets

Houston, TX ( – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Damian
Lillard contributed 23 and the Portland Trail Blazers grabbed a 109-98 win
over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.

C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard each netted 12 points for the Blazers, who
bounced back from an overtime loss at Dallas on Saturday to win for the third
time in their last four outings.

James Harden, who scored 44 points in Houston’s 110-95 win over Portland on
Dec. 22, poured in a season high-tying 45 points on Sunday. Josh Smith added
16 points as the Rockets had their two-game winning streak snapped.