NBA - Nets overcome Clippers, Portland blaze Rockets

Highlights of Thursday's NBA games as Brooklyn Nets overcame a poor start to beat LA Clippers.

Nets 102, Clippers 93

Recovering from a sluggish first quarter, the Brooklyn Nets showed what their healthy lineup is capable of in a 102-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Brooklyn (8-14) ran its winning streak to a season-high three games. Nets point guard Deron Williams scored 15 points and added five rebounds and four assists in his second game back since an ankle injury sidelined him for three weeks.

He was one of five Nets to score in double figures. Guard Joe Johnson and reserve center Andray Blatche tied for the team lead with 21 points, while center Brook Lopez added 16.

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Trail Blazers 111, Rockets 104

LaMarcus Aldridge started the game slowly but once he got going, Portland's All-Star forward never stopped.

Aldridge scored 31 points and grabbed a career-high 25 rebounds to lift the Trail Blazers to a 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Center Robin Lopez added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and forward Nicolas Batum contributed 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Blazers (19-4). Portland improved to 10-2 at home.

Center Dwight Howard had 32 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots, and guard James Harden collected 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Rockets (15-8).