Stat Line of the Night — 1/29/2013 — LaMarcus Aldridge
With the Portland Trail Blazers sitting just outside the playoff picture, in ninth place in the Western Conference, every win is crucial at this point in the season. Last night’s victory is certainly no exception, and they have LaMarcus Aldridge to thank for it.
In addition to recording 29 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal, Aldridge also nailed a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to seal the 106-104 win for the Blazers.
With the win, Portland moves back above the .500 mark for the season, and they now sit just one game back of seventh-place Utah and eighth-place Houston in the Western Conference standings. As for Aldridge, he showed everyone why he’ll be making his second consecutive All-Star appearance in Houston this season, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, January 29, 2013.