Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Game 4 Audio
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Lillard's Long Three In The First Quarter
The sold out crowd at the Moda Center has been impatiently waiting for the Lillard show. Dame shot a long three pointer keeping the Trail Blazers in the game. With a total of eight points (two three-point shots), Lillard was a scoring leader for the home team at the end of the first quarter.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Aldridge's Big Slam In The Second Quarter
This is the LA the Trail Blazer fans want to see! Aldridge found a space under the Rockets' carefully guarded basket and put in two big points. Aldridge walked off to the locker room at halftime having scored 10 points.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Halftime Summary
The Houston Rockets set the tone for the first half of Game 4. At halftime, the Rockets were up 61-51. Portland's top scorers were Batum (12), Matthews (11), Aldridge (10) and Lillard (8). The L-Train continues to make history. Aldridge's 53 field goals so far in the playoffs are most in team's first 4 playoff games since Michael Jordan (61, April 25-May 6, 1997).
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Lillard's Buzzer Beater
Damian Lillard scored at the third quarter buzzer and got the fans up on their feet! The Trail Blazers offense begin to build some momentum. The Rockets' lead decreased to five points going into the fourth quarter, 84-79.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Batum For The Lead!
Nic Batum did what the fans have been waiting for for a while - he gave the Trail Blazers their first lead since 9:03 in the first quarter. Batum-Shaka-Laka! The Trail Blazers are on fire. They outscored the Rockets to take a 99-97 lead.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Mo Williams' Late Three Gives The Lead
With 18 seconds remaining in regulation, Mo Williams scored his first three-pointer of the night. Coming off the bench, Williams has put in seven points.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: Second Half Highlights
The fourth quarter was a show by the Trail Blazers who after trailing the Rockets for over two periods have finally found synergy as a team. Nic Batum dominated the court as he shot eight points. Mo Williams and Dorell Wright contributed seven altogether. Going point-by-point, Portland and Houston finished tied at 106 when the buzzer called the end of regulation.
Tonight's Calls Of The Game: End Of The Game
The Trail Blazers like to keep their fans on the edge of the seats, especially in this playoff series. First, Portland tied Houston at 106 at the end of regulation to go into a third overtime in the last four matchups. Then, the show began. Batum scored five points in overtime, followed by Aldridge and Lillard each with four and Matthews who shot for two. The Trail Blazers now lead the series 3-1 against the Rockets. Tonight's win was the 100th playoff victory in franchise history.