LaMarcus Aldridge looks good in return — and Portland wins


Portland needed LaMarcus Aldridge back — now he is and he looked good.

Aldridge had 25 points (on 21 shots) plus 16 rebounds — and with him back the Trail Blazers picked up a 100-85 win over the Hawks. Portland with the win moves three games up on Dallas (who lost) in the nine seed. This was the exactly the kind of win the Trail Blazers need.