LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, second-half deficit to beat the Thunder, 98-94 ,in a showdown of Western Conference heavyweights in Oklahoma City. Damian Lillard added 21 points and 11 assists and hit a pair of clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left for Portland. The Trail Blazers snapped a two-game losing streak but still trails Oklahoma City by a half-game in the standings. Kevin Durant had 37 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder, which had won 12 of its last 13 and 20 of its last 22 games. But Durant managed only 1 point in the fourth quarter and missed an 11-foot jumper that would have tied the game in the final seconds. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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