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LaMarcus Aldridge delays surgery, scores 26 in Portland win
LaMarcus Aldridge delays surgery, scores 26 in Portland win

Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, who decided to put off thumb surgery and play Saturday night against Washington, led the charge in the Trail Blazers' 103-96 comeback win at home, scoring 26 points while playing 36 minutes. Aldridge had said Thursday that he needed surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and was expected to miss from six to eight weeks. But just hours before the game against the Wizards, the Blazers announced on Twitter that the three-time All-Star would play. John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points. at Charlotte 76, New York 71: Brian Roberts, who started in place of the injured Kemba Walker, scored 17 points for the Hornets, who got their ninth victory...

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