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LaMarcus Aldridge scores 46 as Portland beats host Houston in playoff-series opener

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as the visiting Portland Trail Blazers beat Houston 122-120 in overtime of their playoff-series opener.


The Associated Press

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HOUSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.

Aldridge fouled out with 1:04 left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Blazers on top by one point by making two free throws with 17 seconds left.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston.

Aldridge, a college standout at Texas, also had 18 rebounds. He made 17 of 31 shots from the field and was 10 of 13 from the free-throw line.

James Harden and Dwight Howard each scored 27 points for the Rockets. Harden, trying to tie the score, missed a jump shot as time expired in overtime.

Houston led 86-73 after scoring the first seven points of the fourth quarter.

Other games

Wizards 102, at Bulls 93

Nene scored 24 points on 11-for-17 shooting to lead Washington past Chicago in the opener of their East series.

Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Wizards, who rallied from 13 points down.

Washington outscored the Bulls 18-6 over the final six minutes to prevail in its first playoff appearance since 2008.

Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin each scored 16 points for Chicago.

At Heat 99, Bobcats 88

LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and two-time defending champion Miami beat Charlotte in Game 1 of their East series.

Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine points early.

“We were flat to start,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I think our guys were just anxious.”

At Spurs 90, Mavericks 85

Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and top-seeded San Antonio held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to take the opener of their West series.

Tony Parker had 21 points for the Spurs, who have won the last 10 times they have played Dallas.



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