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The first meeting ended in an overtime loss for Portland. Will the Blazers reverse the outcome when the Rockets visit the Rose Garden? Follow the game, with tipoff set for 7 p.m.
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The Blazers are coming off a rare home loss to the Thunder when the refs blew a call and to get back in the W column they will have to beat the Rockets, who are coming off a win and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
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Houston Rockets (14-11) at Portland Blazers (14-11)
When: 10 PM ET, Wednesday...
The NBA says a goaltending call in the final seconds of regulation in the Portland Trail Blazers' overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night was incorrect.
Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was called for goaltending on Kevin Durant's attempted layup with six seconds left in the game. The call tied the game, which then went into overtime.
The Thunder went...
Gerald Wallace says two consecutive home losses haven't shaken the Blazers' confidence, but Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford say the team has to figure out its problems.
Rockets head coach Kevin McHale on the solid play from his second unit and Portland's run in the third, and Blazers coach Nate McMillan on Houston's strong start and his team's poor defense and inconsistent offense.
The Blazers fell short in rebounding and offensive execution down the stretch.
The NBA All-Star reserves will be announced at roughly 4 p.m.
The Portland Trail Blazers fell to 1-8 in games decided by five points or less
While there's no reason to panic after two straight losses at home, the Portland Trail Blazers are certainly concerned that some larger issues have crept into the Rose Garden. Dropping a game in Portland was a rarity before this week. The Blazers were 11-1 at home, which went a long way toward boosting the team's overall standing in the Western Conference.
Texas-Ex LaMarcus Aldridge earns a reserve spot on the Western Conference roster, where he will join Texas-Ex and two-time NBA All-Star Game starter Kevin Durant.
Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Russell Westbrook headlined the reserves for the Western Conference All-Star team.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The NBA says a goaltending call in the final seconds of regulation in the Portland Trail Blazers' overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night was incorrect.