Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Nicolas Batum recorded his second triple-
double of the season and LaMarcus Aldridge finished two points shy of a
season-high as the Portland Trail Blazers dominated the fourth quarter to rout
the Orlando Magic 110-94 from Moda Center.
Batum finished with 14 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in his second game
with a protective splint on his left hand after breaking a finger last week.
Batum now has four career triple-doubles.
Portland trailed entering the fourth quarter but outscored Orlando 39-19 in
the decisive frame.
Aldridge scored 36 points on 16-of-25 shooting to help Portland avoid its
first three-game losing streak of the season. Wesley Matthews chipped in 17
and Damian Lillard, who dropped a career-high 41 points on Tuesday, had 11.
All five Magic starters reached double figures in the setback, led by Arron
Afflalo's 22 points. Jameer Nelson had 17 with 10 assists and Glen Davis and
Victor Oladipo netted 16 and 14 points, respectively.
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