Aldridge leads Blazers past BobcatsPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, and the Blazers used a big first quarter to beat the Bobcats 88-74 on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-11 Aldridge was 6-for-7 in the first quarter as Portland rolled to a 32-18 lead… Like Aldridge, Portland’s Brandon Roy also started fast, scoring 13 of his 17 points during the first half. Blazers center Greg Oden had 14 points and 14 rebounds. It was Oden’s fourth double-double in six games, and 14th of the season. Charlotte (19-27) was without Wallace, who suffered a partially collapsed left lung and fractured rib in the victory over the Lakers… Emeka Okafor led the Bobcats with 18 points, and Bell had 16.