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Blazers beat struggling Celtics

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge led seven Portland players in double figures with 21 points while also pulling down 13 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers to a 112-104 win over the Boston Celtics.

Nicolas Batum added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Wesley Matthews had 18 points and Robin Lopez finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, winners in four of their last six.

Damian Lillard scored 15 points to go with six assists and C.J. McCollum finished with 10 points off the bench in the win.

"Well it's always good to get a win," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "You try not to be disappointed about not playing necessarily as well as you wanted to. Offensively, we were good and defensively, we were good when we needed to be. But this stretch of playing teams with a lesser record, apparently is tough for us to get up for. But in the end, it was good to get the win."

Avery Bradley scored a game-high 25 and Jared Sullinger added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who have dropped a season-high eight straight.

"We haven't been able to finish games out the way we've wanted to, we had a chance to win multiple games on this road trip. It's just unfortunate," Bradley said.

Jeff Green had 16 points and eight assists and Jordan Crawford scored 13 points and dished out six assists in the setback.

Jerryd Bayless knocked down a jumper 1:12 into the final frame to pull the Celtics within 90-89, but the Blazers used a 14-2 run, capped with a Batum 3- pointer, to create some distance.

The Celtics made it a two-possession game with a little over two minutes left on Green's layup, but Boston couldn't get closer than that the rest of the way.

Bradley scored 13 of his 25 in the first quarter to help Boston take a 32-27 lead. Boston's lead swelled to double figures, 51-41, with Bayless' pullup jumper with 4:53 left in the first half.

Portland used a 13-3 run to tie the game, and went into the break trailing just 60-58.

Matthews buried a trey at the 7:34 mark of the third to give Portland a 69-68 lead and the hosts held a 90-86 advantage entering the final frame.

Game Notes

Mo Williams scored 11 points off the bench for the Blazers ... Portland was 10-for-21 from 3-point range ... McCollum was 4-for-6 from the field and 2- for-3 from 3-point range in his second game of the season. He played just under 14 minutes ... Portland had 31 second-chance points ... Boston outscored the Blazers 46-34 in the paint ... Bayless had 12 points and six assists off the bench for the Celtics.

01/12 02:19:11 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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