NBA: Portland 105, Miami 96

MIAMI, March 8 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge put in 26 points Tuesday and the Portland Trail Blazers sent Miami to its fifth straight loss in a 105-96 decision.

Aldridge went 11-of-20 from the field and Gerald Wallace added 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench as Portland collected its fifth straight victory.


Wallace's short jumper with a bit more than 4 minutes remaining in the game ignited a 12-5 Trail Blazers run that broke open a tight contest.

The superstar-laden Heat stumbled to another setback despite Dwyane Wade's 38 points, six rebounds and five assists. LeBron James contributed 31 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists but Chris Bosh was held to seven points and four rebounds for Miami.

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