Trail Blazers vs Warriors Wednesday, 04/17/13 AT 07:00PM

Rockets 103, Trail Blazers 96: Postgame Notes

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    • Tonight marks the 173rd  consecutive sellout at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007.

    • Raymond Felton returned to the starting lineup tonight after missing one game with a left foot injury, Felton scored Portland’s first five points of the night.

    • The Trail Blazers ended the third quarter on a 20-8 run in the last 7:24 to cut Houston’s lead to seven.

    • Gerald Wallace shot 8-for-11 from the field tonight, the 13th home game this season he has eclipsed the 50% shooting mark. Wallace leads the Western Conference in field-goal percentage at home shooting 58.6%.

    • Wallace also topped the 20-point mark for the sixth time this season and tied a season high with five assists on the night.

    • Jamal Crawford led the Trail Blazers with 21 points (8-of-15 FG), the sixth time that Crawford has led Portland in points this season and his seventh 20-point outing.

    • Crawford is now 70-of-74 from the free throw line this season, his 94.6% from the charity stripe is the second highest in the NBA (J.J. Redick 95.5%).

    • Wesley Matthews set a new season high for free throws made and for free throw percentage with eight attempts or more, shooting a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe.

    • Committing 19 turnovers tonight against Houston’s 23, the Trail Blazers have won the turnover battle in five consecutive games.

    • The Rockets shot 11-of-16 from the field and 5-of-5 from 3-point range in the second quarter.

    • Chase Budinger made his first five shots of the night including his first three 3-point attempts, Budinger would finish with a game-high 22 points.

    • Houston shot 41-of-78 from the field for 52.6%, just the third time this season an opponent has eclipsed the 50% shooting mark against the Trail Blazers.

    • Players off the bench were a combined 8-of-8 from 3-point range in the first half (Crawford 2-of-2, Budinger 3-of-3, Lee 3-of-3).

    • Every Houston player that entered the game tonight recorded at least one assist.

    • Houston’s one free-throw attempt in the first half is a new season low for opponent free throw attempts in a half.

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