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Portland aims to stay on track in meeting with Rockets

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers will shoot for their sixth consecutive victory Monday night as their road trip takes them to the Toyota Center to face the Houston Rockets.

The Blazers have begun their four-game road trip, all against teams with winning records, 2-0 thanks to a nine-point win in San Antonio on Friday and a 127-111 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers against Dallas. Nicolas Batum added 21 points and seven rebounds, Robin Lopez had 16 points and 12 boards and Damian Lillard finished with 14 points and 10 assists for Portland.

"I was really proud of the way our team played tonight, especially on the heels of an emotional win in San Antonio last night. Our resolve, defensively, I thought was very good and got us into a position to have a large lead," Portland coach Terry Stotts said.

The Blazers are the league's best offensive team, averaging 109.6 points per game. During this five-game winning streak, Portland has scored no fewer than 108 points and averaged 113.2 ppg.

Portland will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday to close out this demanding trip.

The Rockets collected their fourth win in five games on Saturday with a 114-104 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. That came after Houston scored just 19 points in the second half of a home loss to the Thunder.

"That Thunder game was a terrible game for us in the second half," said Dwight Howard. "We were highly upset after the game, but we have to put that one behind us, but that is a team that we are going to have to beat in order for us to make it to the finals. That's the main reason why we were really upset because you want to do well against those great teams."

Terrence Jones scored a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds to help the Rockets on Saturday.

"He's been comfortable. He's been rebounding well. He's been active," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said of Jones' recent play. "There's big things for Terrence if he just keeps his activity level up."

James Harden scored 22 points, Howard netted 20 points with 14 rebounds, and Aaron Brooks added 10 points off the bench for the Rockets, who have won three of their last four at home.

Houston will host the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies on this homestand.

The two teams split this season's two matchups, both of which were staged in Portland. The Rockets had won three straight against Portland until Portland's win on Dec. 12. The Blazers are just 2-8 in their last 10 appearances in Houston.

01/20 10:28:37 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
 
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y= clinched division title
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