>>Blazers Torch Heat
(Portland, OR) -- LaMarcus Aldridge racked up 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Trail Blazers torched the Heat 99-83 at the Moda Center. Wesley Matthews dropped in 18 points and Damian Lillard scored 16 for the Blazers, who have won six of their last seven. Chris Kaman chipped in with 10 points and nine boards in the victory. Dwyane Wade posted 23 points and seven boards to pace Miami, which has lost five of six. Chris Bosh added 18 points, five boards and five assists in the setback.
Charlotte Hornets 103, Toronto Raptors 95
Houston Rockets 120, New York Knicks 96
>>Nets' Williams Out Indefinitely With Rib Injury
(Brooklyn, NY) -- Brooklyn Nets guard Deron [[ Darren ]] Williams is out indefinitely after suffering a rib injury. He had an MRI exam Thursday and was diagnosed with a fracture of the cartilage portion of the left 12th rib. Williams will be re-examined in a week. He's played in 32 games this season, including 25 starts. Williams is averaging 13.9 points, 6.3 assists and three rebounds per game.