With another road win, the Portland Trail Blazers can return home with a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Houston Rockets. Game 2 is critical for the Rockets, who don't want to be on the road in Game 3 down 2-0.
Game 1 was a highly contested battle with the Trail Blazers edging the Rockets, 122-120. In the victory, LaMarcus Aldridge earned his first double-double of the playoffs with 46 points and 18 rebounds. Damian Lillard was a key part for the Trail Blazers as well. He accumulated 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Dwight Howard scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds for his first double-double of the playoffs.