PORTLAND - Dwight Howard dominated both ends of the floor. Troy Daniels delivered yet another big game off the bench. Chandler Parsons snapped out of his shooting slump. And Houston used its best half of basketball to build itself yet another double-digit lead.

But in the end, the coin flip series to end all coin flip series still managed to produce yet another heads-or-tails affair. And for the third time in four games, the Blazers were the beneficiaries of a flip that ultimately favored them in the end.