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NBA: Portland 110, Orlando 94

Jan. 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM   |   Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 36 points Wednesday and Nicolas Batum had a triple double to send Portland storming past Orlando 110-94.

The Trail Blazers outscored the Magic by 20 points in the fourth quarter to avoid what would have been their first three-game losing streak of the season. Portland improved its home record to 14-4.

Aldridge made 16-of-25 shots and scored 36 points, two short of his season's best. Batum had 14 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the campaign.

Wesley Matthews added 17 points for Portland Damian Lillard had 11 after delivering a career-high 41 in his previous appearance.

Orlando, which has lost five in a row and has only 10 wins all season, was led by 22 points from Arron Afflalo.

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