Trail Blazers vs Rockets Saturday, 12/05/09 AT 07:00PM

Trail Blazers 90, Rockets 89: Postgame Notes

12/05/09
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl

    • Tonight marks the 83rd consecutive Trail Blazers sellout at the Rose Garden (including playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

    • Greg Oden left the game with a fractured left patella at the 7:45 mark of the first quarter … Oden had averaged 15.6 points in his last seven games prior to tonight, his best seven-game scoring stretch of his career … Entering tonight, he ranked second in the league in blocks (2.40) and fourth in field goal shooting (60.5%).

    • Portland has now defeated Houston in three straight regular season home games at the Rose Garden … The home team has won the last six games in the series.

    • The Trail Blazers erased a double-digit deficit to win for the first time this season … In 2008-09, Portland won a league-high 18 times when trailing by double figures, the most by any team since 2002-03 (Phoenix, 18).

    • The 28 lead changes and 15 ties in tonight’s game were the most in any Trail Blazers game this season.

    • Portland has now won 38 straight games when allowing its opponents to score 90 points or less, dating back to last season … The Trail Blazers are 11-0 in such games this year.

    • Tonight marks Portland’s first win by five points or less this season … The Trail Blazers were 0-3 in such games entering tonight.

    • Portland is now 31-11 in regular season games decided by three points or less since the beginning of the 2006-07 season, including a league-best 9-1 last season … The Trail Blazers’ six one-point decisions last season (5-1) matched a league high.

    • The Trail Blazers shot better than 80.0% from the foul line for the 13th time this season.

    • Bench players scored at least half the points for both teams (Portland 45, Houston 46).

    • Brandon Roy’s 28 points are his most since scoring a season-best 42 Oct. 31 at Houston.

    • Andre Miller scored a season-high 24 points … Miller netted 16 points (6-7 FG) in the third quarter alone.

    • LaMarcus Aldridge counted his team-best sixth double-double of the season.

    • The Trail Blazers finished the first half on a 9-0 run … Houston opened the second half with a 9-0 run of its own.

    • Martell Webster’s layup to open the game gave Portland its first lead since the first quarter vs. Memphis on Nov. 27.

    • Portland’s 21 games played so far this season are one shy of the league lead (Toronto, 22).

    • The Rockers held a 48-30 edge in points in the paint … Eighteen of Houston’s 23 first-quarter points came from inside the painted area.

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