The Trail Blazers left
Deron Williams added 24 points and 10 assists for the Nets, who strengthened their hold on seventh place in the Eastern Conference by winning for the ninth time in 11 games.
Damian Lillard scored 36 points for the Trail Blazers, who had won two in a row.
Besides Aldridge, Portland was without forward
They cut a 22-point deficit to six in the fourth quarter before the Nets pulled away again. Portland, guaranteed a top-four seed as the Northwest Division champion, isn't assured of home-court advantage, which is determined solely by record.
The originally scheduled game was called off when New York was hit with snow, though not nearly enough to live up to the blizzard predictions. By the time the Blazers were told to leave, it took them more than two hours to reach the airport.
Both coaches downplayed the inconvenience of the one-game, cross-country return trip, and both said they had done it before. Stotts was an assistant to