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NBA : ATS Matchup
Friday 2/8/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
PORTLAND
 
HOUSTON
+7.5  

-7.5  
+250

-330

211
 
103
Final
118

PORTLAND (25 - 24) at HOUSTON (27 - 24)
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Friday, 2/8/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpenLatest
821PORTLAND211.5210.5
822HOUSTON-7.5-7
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PORTLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games25-24+2.722-2523-2496.947.144.1%50.098.749.646.1%49.8
Road Games8-16-210-1411-1194.346.742.9%50.1100.750.447.3%50.3
Last 5 Games3-2+1.52-34-197.446.246.4%49.898.450.246.2%47.4
PORTLAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)96.947.136-8244.1%8-2434.1%16-2177.4%501221197155
vs opponents surrendering98.149.237-8245.0%7-2035.8%17-2375.4%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)94.346.735-8242.9%8-2433.7%16-2076.6%501221197155
Stats Against (All Games)98.749.638-8346.1%7-1934.4%16-2177.6%501123198144
vs opponents averaging98.149.337-8245.0%7-2035.4%17-2375.1%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)100.750.440-8447.3%7-1936.3%15-1976.2%501124199135

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games27-24+1.227-2328-23105.852.945.9%52.2102.951.945.7%50.1
Home Games17-8+5.116-915-10110.055.647.1%52.2103.552.045.8%50.2
Last 5 Games3-2+1.54-13-2118.461.850.4%52.8103.254.245.9%46.4
HOUSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)105.852.938-8345.9%10-2836.5%19-2675.5%521123208164
vs opponents surrendering97.448.837-8244.9%7-2035.6%17-2275.1%501122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)110.055.639-8447.1%11-2838.2%20-2776.1%521024198155
Stats Against (All Games)102.951.939-8545.7%8-2236.9%17-2277.6%501122208146
vs opponents averaging9849.137-8245.2%7-2035.8%17-2275.1%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)103.552.040-8745.8%9-2339.7%15-2076.4%501122208156
Average power rating of opponents played: PORTLAND 95.9,  HOUSTON 96.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PORTLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
1/1/2013@ NEW YORK105-100W9.5W197O41-8150.6%531636-8442.9%4710
1/2/2013@ TORONTO79-102L4L192U31-7044.3%381841-7753.2%4511
1/4/2013@ MEMPHIS86-84W8W182U33-8140.7%501532-8139.5%5214
1/5/2013@ MINNESOTA102-97W6.5W189.5O37-8643.0%451338-9141.8%6013
1/7/2013ORLANDO125-119W-6.5L193O48-9451.1%51946-9349.5%4710
1/10/2013MIAMI92-90W3.5W194.5U30-8037.5%541435-7745.5%5117
1/11/2013@ GOLDEN STATE97-103L8W200P35-9238.0%601341-8647.7%5211
1/13/2013OKLAHOMA CITY83-87L4T202U31-8636.0%521232-7145.1%5015
1/15/2013@ DENVER111-115L9W202O42-8847.7%611847-9947.5%4810
1/16/2013CLEVELAND88-93L-6L197U31-7939.2%651932-8338.6%508
1/19/2013MILWAUKEE104-110L-4.5L195.5O34-8142.0%541939-8844.3%5214
1/21/2013WASHINGTON95-98L-7L195.5U37-8145.7%491339-8446.4%4915
1/23/2013INDIANA100-80W-1W181.5U44-7856.4%501530-8037.5%3913
1/26/2013LA CLIPPERS101-100W0W190.5O35-7546.7%391440-8149.4%4715
1/27/2013@ LA CLIPPERS83-96L9.5L192.5U29-6643.9%471942-8251.2%4012
1/29/2013DALLAS106-104W-3L202O39-8645.3%501442-8450.0%4716
2/1/2013@ UTAH77-86L5L195U29-7936.7%461535-8143.2%5913
2/2/2013UTAH105-99W-4.5W191.5O38-7550.7%611639-9043.3%394
2/4/2013@ MINNESOTA100-98W4W192.5O41-7058.6%452840-8547.1%3812
2/6/2013@ DALLAS99-105L5.5L201O36-8442.9%47641-8647.7%548
2/8/2013@ HOUSTON              
2/10/2013@ ORLANDO              
2/12/2013@ MIAMI              
2/13/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
2/19/2013PHOENIX              
2/22/2013@ LA LAKERS              
2/24/2013BOSTON              

HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/31/2012ATLANTA123-104W-4.5W206O45-8453.6%49943-9047.8%4314
1/2/2013NEW ORLEANS104-92W-10W202.5U41-8349.4%541138-9042.2%5510
1/4/2013@ MILWAUKEE115-101W0W214O45-8354.2%401939-8744.8%5925
1/5/2013@ CLEVELAND112-104W-6W213O37-7946.8%561736-9139.6%5413
1/8/2013LA LAKERS125-112W-8.5W223.5O48-8755.2%501843-9147.3%4316
1/9/2013@ NEW ORLEANS79-88L-2L200.5U30-7540.0%472235-8441.7%5316
1/11/2013@ BOSTON91-103L3L201.5U35-8043.7%521441-7951.9%5216
1/12/2013@ PHILADELPHIA100-107L1L204O37-8444.0%501643-8749.4%4911
1/15/2013LA CLIPPERS109-117L-4L206.5O41-8250.0%481542-7853.8%4416
1/16/2013@ DALLAS100-105L4L214.5U33-8439.3%621633-8638.4%5810
1/18/2013@ INDIANA95-105L4.5L195O34-8341.0%471840-8746.0%5413
1/19/2013@ MINNESOTA79-92L-5.5L202.5U25-7832.1%542030-6446.9%4715
1/21/2013@ CHARLOTTE100-94W-7.5L208.5U29-7439.2%601334-8142.0%4510
1/23/2013DENVER95-105L-3L218U37-8344.6%502240-8646.5%5314
1/25/2013@ NEW ORLEANS100-82W2.5W200.5U34-7147.9%502131-8038.7%4415
1/26/2013BROOKLYN119-106W-4W200O43-8749.4%601136-8045.0%3710
1/28/2013@ UTAH125-80W3.5W208U47-8952.8%52532-8139.5%5015
1/30/2013@ DENVER110-118L4L216.5O39-8148.1%522142-8251.2%5120
2/2/2013CHARLOTTE109-95W-12W208.5U42-8251.2%541433-7941.8%4013
2/5/2013GOLDEN STATE140-109W-2.5W217O46-9150.5%59841-8647.7%4712
2/6/2013@ MIAMI108-114L7.5W206.5O39-8048.7%471640-8248.8%4410
2/8/2013PORTLAND              
2/10/2013@ SACRAMENTO              
2/12/2013@ GOLDEN STATE              
2/13/2013@ LA CLIPPERS              
2/20/2013OKLAHOMA CITY              
2/22/2013@ BROOKLYN              
2/23/2013@ WASHINGTON              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PORTLAND: GUARDS: Portland will turn point guard duties over to rookie DAMIAN LILLARD. The leap from Big Sky Conference to NBA will be a big one, but Lillard is an efficient scorer who can manage the offense . . . WESLEY MATTHEWS is more of a glue guy. He can't create his own offense, but he can heat up as a streaky catch-and-shoot guy . . . RONNIE PRICE should emerge as Lillard's top backup, a role he's filled at numerous stops . . . Second-rounder WILL BARTON could emerge as a rotation player. He's a versatile wing who must prove he can play off the ball . . . SASHA PAVLOVIC will play both the two and three, and can still stroke it from long distance . . . NOLAN SMITH, a misstep of the last regime, is a fringe roster player . . . ELLIOT WILLIAMS, a defensive-minded combo guard, tore his Achilles in mid-September and expects to miss the entire season. FORWARDS: LaMARCUS ALDRIDGE had a couple of health scares over the past six months, but he should enter the season 100 percent. He's clearly Portland's best player . . . NICOLAS BATUM felt rightly disrespected by his secondary role in Portland. All signs point to a bigger role in 2012-13 . . . VICTOR CLAVER is an athletic scrapper who won't do much offensively even if he does get big minutes . . . JOEL FREELAND could become their first big man off the bench . . . JARED JEFFRIES is still relevant as a defensive specialist . . . The highlight of LUKE BABBITT's career might be that mention on Onion:Sportsdome. CENTERS: J.J. HICKSON is a black hole on offense and a liability on defense, but he can score and rebound, which is good enough to be the starting center in Portland's weak frontcourt . . . MEYERS LEONARD might not be quite ready for 30-plus minutes, but he'll have to learn on the fly due to Portland's lack of veteran bigs. He has some long-term upside as a 7-footer with some nice athleticism and touch inside 10 feet.
HOUSTON: GUARDS: Houston has gutted its roster, and this is JEREMY LIN's team now. Coach Kevin McHale will use the same pick-and-roll offense he used with Goran Dragic, and Lin should do what he did in New York a year ago . . . KEVIN MARTIN is on the trade block. As long as he's in Houston, he'll be in and out of McHale's doghouse, especially seeing that he's not in the long-term plans . . . JEREMY LAMB should push Martin for minutes early. Lamb will have some defensive issues, but he's a cagey scorer who should mesh well with Lin . . . CARLOS DELFINO replaces Chase Budinger as the team's most reliable marksman from three-point range . . . TONEY DOUGLAS' defensive ability puts him in the running for a rotation spot . . . SHAUN LIVINGSTON can give them 12 to 15 minutes a night . . . Rookie SCOTT MACHADO, an outstanding passer, will back up Lin . . . GARY FORBES will have trouble finding minutes. FORWARDS: CHANDLER PARSONS was a nice surprise a year ago. He's a fifth option offensively but does the hustle/energy thing well . . . 2011 first-rounder DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS is a skilled 7-footer who fits with Lin. Expect him to grab a starting job by midseason, but he can also play center when required . . . This might be the year PATRICK PATTERSON makes an impact. His game is limited, but he can rebound and score around the basket . . . ROYCE WHITE is a 270-pounder with point guard skills. He needs the ball in his hands though, which is why he's not a great fit with Lin in the starting lineup . . . TERRENCE JONES has a tweener skill set. At this point, he's better suited for the second unit . . . Speaking of 'tweeners, MARCUS MORRIS looks to be nowhere near contributing. CENTERS: OMER ASIK earned his reputation as a defensive stud in Chicago, and he'll get a little more offensive freedom in Houston. He is quite foul-prone though, and he'll be tested on the free-throw line early and often . . . His backup, GREG SMITH, has more fouls (17) than points (14) in his 69-minute NBA career.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (PORTLAND-HOUSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Trail Blazers-Rockets Preview* ===============================

By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer

Portland (25-24) at Houston (27-24), 8:00 p.m. EDT

One night after putting on a remarkable shooting display, the Houston Rockets came up short against the defending champions their last time out.

Getting back on track could prove difficult against a Portland Trail Blazers team that's had their number thus far.

The Rockets return home looking to avoid a third consecutive loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday night.

While Houston (27-24) tied an NBA record with 23 3-pointers and posted its most points in 18 seasons Tuesday in a 140-109 rout of Golden State, it got all it could handle at Miami on Wednesday. James Harden had 36 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Rockets, who lost 114-108 after falling behind by as many as 17 in the third quarter.

"We had a tough run scoring the basketball," Harden said. "We even got stops, but the big plays where we needed to make a play, they got stops - so that was the difference in the ballgame."

Houston also had its hands full in two overtime defeats to the Blazers, 95-85 at home Nov. 3 and 119-117 in Portland on Nov. 16.

Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and star rookie Damian Lillard averaged 28.0 and 23.5 points in those victories, while Nicolas Batum scored a career-high 35 in the second meeting.

"I think we are a really confident team in close games because we've been in that situation so many times and we've been successful," Lillard said despite losing 105-99 at Dallas on Wednesday. "So, anytime it's a close game and it comes down to needing a stop or a big basket, we have a confident team and we've been successful in those situations."

The Blazers (25-24) haven't taken three straight from the Rockets in the same season since 2002-03. They had dropped 12 of 13 in Houston before winning two of the last three.

After kicking off its six-game road trip Monday with a 100-98 win over Minnesota, Portland committed a season-low six turnovers but was outscored 22-9 in transition by the Mavericks.

"I think we definitely had a chance to win," said Aldridge, who had 27 points and 10 rebounds for his season-high sixth consecutive double-double. "We still have to do better."

Portland, which allowed Dallas to shoot 10 of 20 from 3-point range, limited the Rockets to a season-worst 19.2 percent in the first meeting. Houston has gone 23-9 when shooting at least 34.4 percent from long distance.

While much has been made about Harden's 25.8 points per game - good for fifth in the NBA - he's averaging 8.3 assists in three games this month.

"I try to get my teammates open shots (early in the game) so the defense kind of opens up a little bit," he said. "I'm the main option. My confidence has to be up to show my teammates that we can come out here and win these games."

The Rockets, scoring 105.8 points per game to rank second in the league, have won three straight and 16 of 21 at home while averaging 112.9.

Batum, who continues to play through pain in his right wrist, is averaging 8.0 points over his last six games - 7.5 less than his season mark.


Last Updated: 9/1/2014 3:52:36 PM EST


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