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IN PHOTOS: Blazers defuse Rockets


The Trail Blazers are going to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Here are scenes from Friday night's 99-98 homecourt win over the Houston Rockets, as Portland claimed the first-round series 4-2.


  • Damian Lillard heads to the Portland locker room after making the last-second 3-pointer that  beat Houston 99-98.

  • Houston center Dwight Howard congratulates Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard after Lillard's series-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

  • Houston star Dwight Howard and the Rockets react after losing Game 6 at Portland.

  • Blazers guard Wesley Matthews tries to dribble past Houston's Chandler Parsons.

  • Damian Lillard shoots over Jeremy Lin and the Rockets during the second half.

  • Robin Lopez (right) ties up Dwight Howard under the basket.