That's it. Blazers beat Wizards 103-96. Aldridge 26 and 9 in his return. Lillard 20pts, Matthews 19. Portland gets 32pts from its bench.
Final: Blazers 103, Wizards 96. LaMarcus Aldridge posts 26 points, 9 rebounds (9 of 22 shooting) in 36 minutes.
What a game. What a comeback. What a day for the Blazers. LaMarcus is back and so is Portland, which comes back from 14 down to beat Wizards
What a brain freeze by Wizards to not foul right away.
Wizards let about 9 seconds run off the clock before John Wall realized the shot clock was off and he needed to foul.
Aldridge hits two free throws to give Portland a 99-94 lead with 45.7 seconds left. Wizards ball after a timeout.
Wizards offense plays to what Blazers defense concedes. John Wall and Bradley Beal a combined 9-of-15 on long 2-pointers.
Meyers missed that last 3 but this is your reminder he's the team leader in eFG%. And the Wiz take back the lead.
End of 3: Wizards 70, Blazers 69. Aldridge with 18 points on 8/20. Paul Pierce has 19 points. Wall with 16 and 8 ast. Lillard with 11.
Wizards 70, Blazers 69 - End 3: Aldridge 18pts (8-20), 7rebs. Matthews 13pts, Lillard 11pts. John Wall 16pts, 8ast. Paul Pierce 19pts, 6rebs
The Wizards doubled off LaMarcus Aldridge at 19 feet. Dumb. Blazers lead after Aldridge cans the open jumper.
They don't call him The Polish Hammer for nothing. Emphatic block on that Barton drive. Wiz up 66-61 5:20 3rd Q.
Nene Dunk ruled after the shot clock so the Wizards lose a two points in the locker room. Tough.
Nene's shot has been ruled no good. Wizards lead now 55-45. Nene has 13 points.
Half: Wizards lead 57-45. Aldridge with 10 points, 5 rebounds. John Wall with 12 points, 6 assists. Dame w/ 11 points, 4 assists.
57-45 Wizards a H/T. Washington shooting 54 percent; Blazers just 38. Lillard with 11, Aldridge with 10.
Wizards look to run as nearly any team in the league. 12 fast-break points already, lead 39-28
Wizards run the "elevator doors" set out for Brad Beal.
Wiz have 11-2 edge in fast break points
Blazers are shooting 31 percent. Wiz up 36-23 with 9:16 left in the 2nd quarter.
Wizards up 36-23 after Andre Miller skies ~2 inches and scores off the glass
Wizards up 32-20 after 1. That 0-9 start hurt a little. Aldridge with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
End of 1: 32-20 Wizards. Aldridge 10 points on 5/10 shooting. Nene with 11. John Wall with 10 points and 4 assists.
Wizards G Andre Miller turns 39 in March. What a career for the 16th-year pro
While Aldridge has 10 first quarter points the Wiz are doubling up the Blazers. John Wall with 6 points and 4 assists.
Wiz start the game on a 13-2 run. They're pretty good.