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Aldridge has 24 and 12, Trail Blazers beat Heat 99-83

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers used a big third quarter to beat the Miami Heat 99-83 Thursday night.

Aldridge scored 10 points in the third, when the Blazers (28-8) outscored the Heat 33-16 to take control of the game.

Wesley Matthews had 18 points, Damian Lillard 16 and Chris Kaman 10 for Portland. The Blazers grabbed 28 rebounds in the second half and outrebounded Miami 50-42 overall.

Portland tied Golden State for most wins in the NBA this season.

Dwyane Wade led Miami with 23 points. Chris Bosh had 18 and Hassan Whiteside 10 for the Heat (15-21).

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