LaMarcus Aldridge knew when it was his time.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Boston Celtics their eighth straight loss, 112-104.
Batum had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his fourth career triple-double in Portland's 110-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
DeMarcus Cousins tied a season-high with 35 points to go with 13 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 32 points and the Sacramento Kings held off a furious rally by Lillard to beat the Trail Blazers 123-119 on Tuesday night.
Thaddeus Young matched his season-high with 30 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a furious late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers to pull out a 101-99 victory Saturday night for their fourth straight win, all on the road.
The 21 3-pointers matched a franchise high, set in a 139-105 victory at the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 14, and made Portland the first NBA team to have two games in one season with at least 20 3-pointers.
After dropping two straight games on last-second shots, the Portland Trail Blazers were determined not to let it happen again on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tyreke Evans hit the final shot. Jrue Holiday made every big play before that to put the New Orleans Pelicans in position to win.
Chris Bosh finished with a season-high 37 points and added 10 rebounds to hand Portland its third loss at home this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge wasn't even sure he was going to play against the Clippers.
Damian Lillard drew a charging foul with Portland trailing by two points and then knocked down the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:27 remaining to lift the Trail Blazers to their sixth win in seven games, a 110-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Kevin Love worked all summer long to put an injury plagued season behind him and reclaim his spot as the best power forward in the league.
The Portland Trail Blazers kept it real simple with the game on the line. Just get the ball to Damian Lillard, and get out of the way.
For the first time since the 1990-91 season the Portland Trail Blazers have the best record in the entire NBA.