Not even the return of All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge could prevent the Blazers from suffering their 7th straight loss. Aldridge had 32 points and 13 rebounds, but Portland shot only 42% from the field, a miserable 2 of 20 from 3-point range, and the Blazers fell to the Rockets 116-98 at the Rose Garden. The Blazers are now just 6 of 49 from beyond the arc in their last two games.
James Harden scored a game-high 33 points and Jeremy Lin added 22 points and 8 assists to lead the Rockets to the victory.
The Blazers are home again Sunday night to play Dallas.