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Aldridge Goes For 31 & 13, Blazers Win
Written by AP Report    Saturday, 16 March 2013 22:09   

PORTLAND, Ore. -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Detroit Pistons their eighth straight loss with a 112-101 victory on Saturday night.

Rodney Stuckey had a season-high 32 points for the Pistons, who have yet to win a game in March. They've lost 11 of their last 12.

After trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, the Blazers took a 90-81 lead on Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 8:33 remaining in the game. Portland extended the lead to 99-87 on J.J. Hickson's dunk.

The Pistons scored 10 in a row to close within 99-97 on Will Bynum's running jumper with 2:54 left, but Batum answered with another 3-pointer. After Stuckey made a layup, Aldridge's hook shot ended Detroit's threat and put the Blazers in front 104-99 with 1:45 left.

The Blazers (31-34) have won nine of their last 12 at the Rose Garden and were coming off a 105-90 victory at home over the Knicks on Thursday night.

Detroit (23-45) was coming off a 105-97 loss at Golden State on Wednesday. The Pistons were without guard Brandon Knight for the second straight game because of a sprained left ankle. Knight is averaging 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

Detroit went ahead 21-18 on Jose Calderon's 3-pointer late in the first quarter, as Portland sat Aldridge because of two early fouls. The Pistons extended the lead to 28-20 on Jonas Jerebko's layup.

Will Bynum's jumper pushed Detroit's lead to 50-41, but Portland scored the final six points of the half to close the margin to 57-52. Stuckey led all players with 17 points for the Pistons.

The Blazers opened the second half with an 11-2 run, capped by Aldridge's jumper, to go in front 63-59.

Greg Monroe's layup pulled the Pistons into a 73-all tie before Bynum's high-arching running jumper gave Detroit back the lead.

Portland opened the fourth quarter with Aldridge's jump shot to go ahead 79-75. It was Aldridge's 20th game this season with more than 20 points and 10 rebounds, third most in the league.

Hickson had 18 points and 15 rebounds and all of Portland starters were in double figures.

Bynum had 23 points off the bench for Detroit.

The Pistons continue to play under assistant coach Brian Hill. Head coach Lawrence Frank did not accompany the team on the road trip to attend to be with his wife, who is ill.

Game notes


Pistons forward Kyle Singler is a native Oregonian and led South Medford High School to the state championship his senior year. He was greeted with warm applause from the Rose Garden crowd during introductions. ... Director Gus Van Sant, Academy Award nominee for Good Will Hunting and Milk, was at the game. ... The Pistons won the other meeting between the teams this season, 108-101 on Nov. 26 in Detroit.

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