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Aldridge leads Blazers to win

Jan. 4, 2012 - 19:03 By Korea Herald
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ― LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and eight rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Tuesday night.

Wesley Matthews added 16 points for the Blazers, who held Oklahoma City to 34 percent shooting in the second half to push ahead on an off night for All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook scored 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting and Durant finished with 19 points while hitting 8 of 26 shots. James Harden made his sixth career start in place of Thabo Sefolosha (flulike symptoms) and led the way for the Thunder with 23 points.

Oklahoma City started the season 5-0 before losing for the second straight night. The Thunder were held to only 40 points on 13-for-38 shooting in the second half after making 51 percent of their shots and leading most of the first half.

Gerald Wallace contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for Portland, and Raymond Felton had 12 points and seven assists. The Blazers had only nine turnovers after committing 46 in their previous two games.

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Grizzlies 113, Kings 96

Bulls 76, Hawks 74

Jazz 85, Bucks 73

Lakers 108, Rockets 99