Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/12
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PORTLAND -- Overtime victories over the Houston Rockets are getting to be habit for the Portland Trail Blazers. Nicolas Batum tied his career high with 35 points and rookie Damian Lillard put up 18 of his season-high 27 points after intermission as Portland upended Houston 119-117 in overtime Friday night at the Rose Garden. It was the second overtime win over the Rockets in two weeks. The Blazers prevailed 95-85 at Houston on Nov. 3. "We're probably going to be in the same range (in the standings) with them toward the end of the season," said Lillard, who scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and another five in the extra session. "And they're in the Western Conference like us, so it's important that we win these games." LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season high with 29 points for the Blazers (4-5), including a turnaround 10-footer with 37 seconds left in overtime that provided a 119-116 lead. Batum also had four blocked shots, including a spectacular swat of a James Harden...
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