LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers are one step away from advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals as they lead the Houston Rockets 3-2 in the series. The Rockets will need to play better if they hope to force a Game 7 and keep their playoff hopes alive.
In Game 5, the Rockets got the win over the Trail Blazers, 108-98. Scoring 22 points and posting 14 rebounds to earn his fifth double-double of the playoffs, Dwight Howard helped carry the Rockets to the win. Damian Lillard was the best player for the Trail Blazers in the loss. He had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Houston leads the battle on the glass in this matchup. They've collected 34.8% of offensive rebounds and 73.0% of defensive boards through five games.