The Trail Blazers beat Boston 112-104 Saturday night at Moda Center.

The Blazers improved to 28-9. They are tied for second with Oklahoma City (28-9) in the NBA Western Conference, a half-game behind San Antonio (28-8).

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 21 points and 13 rebounds — his 21st double-double of the season.

The Celtics, who have lost eight in a row, fell to 13-25.

  • Photos courtesy of Meg Williams

  • LaMarcus Aldridge lines up a shot from the right side against Boston.

  • Blazers center Robin Lopez (left) plays one-on-one defense against Jared Sullinger of the Celtics.

  • Thomas Robinson (left) and Joel Freeland go for a Portland rebound.

  • Joel Freeland defends in the post against Boston's Jared Sullinger.

  • Blazers guard Wesley Matthews lines up a jumper.

  • Mo Williams looks to pass.

  • The Celtics (from left) -- Jordan Crawford, Kris Humphries and Jared Sullinger -- react as the game slips away.

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