Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery.
Eric Bledsoe was looking forward to a long night of rest after rescuing his Phoenix Suns in a 118-113 win over the short-handed but dangerous Portland Trail Blazers.
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Damian Lillard scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:20 remaining, and Portland ended a three-game losing streak Monday night with a 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Kawhi Leonard's return from a 15-game absence has the San Antonio Spurs feeling whole, and they showed it by taking apart the Portland Trail Blazers.
It was a perfect setup for Portland - a dominant second half by Portland, as LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 99-83 win over the Heat.
On a night that could have gone terribly wrong for the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard made everything right in the end.
LaMarcus Aldridge, who had missed three of the last four games because of a respiratory illness, had 23 points and 13 rebounds in the 102-97 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night. The Blazers, the first team in the NBA to 26 wins, have won four straight and nine of their last 10.
Damian Lillard scored 40 points, making a tying 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Tuesday night.
Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime by rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.
Portland was dealt a tough blow in what should have been a straightforward win against short-handed San Antonio. Starting center Robin Lopez broke his right hand in the third quarter and will be out for "a while," coach Terry Stotts said after the Blazers defeated the Spurs 108-95 on Monday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard provided the 1-2 punch Portland needed Saturday night, helping to fend off Indiana's desperate rally for a 95-85 victory that snapped the Trail Blazers' two-game losing streak.
Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points, and the Bulls overcame big nights from Portland's two All-Stars to beat the Trail Blazers 115-106.
Aldridge scored 24 points, including six in the final 2:46, and the Trail Blazers regrouped after blowing a 11-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 103-99 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.
Given his choice, LaMarcus Aldridge would much rather hit a game-winning shot. But hey, this dishing out a winning assist isn't so bad, either.