Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Game 2 Audio
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: First Quarter
Coming off the bench, Thomas Robinson's jam provided a spark to the Trail Blazers' offense in the first quarter. T-Rob and the Trail Blazers were trailing the Rockets 31-23 going into the second quarter.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: First Half Summary
The Trail Blazers gained some serious momentum in the second quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge, hungry for another high-scoring game, got 23 points. Combined with 15 points shot off the bench, the Trail Blazers tied the Rockets at 53 going into the locker room.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Third Quarter LA Fade Away Jumper
Can't stop, won't stop - LA was on fire in the third quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge's outstanding performance allowed the Trail Blazers to get 83-77 lead over the Rockets at Houston.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Oops, He Did It Again!
The Matthews-Aldridge duo put on a show right in front of Omik Asik's face and a sold out crowd at the Houston Arena.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Second Half Highlights
The Trail Blazers have won two road games to begin a playoff series for second time in team history (1977 Conference Finals at LA Lakers). In addition, LaMarcus Aldridge has recorded 2 of the franchise's 3 highest scoring playoff games in the last four days (45, Bonzi Wells, 4/23/03 at DAL).
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Post Game Conference With LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge is 1st NBA player to record 43+ points, 8+ rebounds and 3+ blocks in a playoff game since Shaquille O'Neal (May 8, 2001). His 89 points in 1st 2 playoff games are fewer than only Michael Jordan (1986, 1988) and Jerry West (1965) in last 50 years.