NWSB Writer Bryant Knox recaps what went right for the Portland Trail Blazers in their Saturday night matchup against the Houston Rockets. The final score was 95-85 in Portland’s favor, and there were a handful of keys to the victory that the team must use against the Dallas Mavericks Monday night. Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and the rest of the starting lineup made up for the team’s inadequacies off the bench, Damian Lillard showed poise in his third career game.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets Saturday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 2. The Blazers’ offense will play much better than they did against San Antonio, as Houston only ranks 24th in the league in opponents’ points allowed. With Marcus Camby out LeMarcus Aldridge and Gerald Wallace will have to step up.