Howard, Lin lead Rockets over Blazers 108-98
Jeremy Lin was so unhappy with his performance in Houston's Game 4 loss to Portland that he hardly slept at all after the game.Lin should sleep like a baby after his work in Game 5. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Lin came off the bench to score 21 points and help the Rockets beat the Trail Blazers 108-98 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination. "I just tried to be aggressive," said Lin, who had four points and three turnovers in Sunday's overtime loss. "I felt like I needed to be a spark for the team." The Trail Blazers lead the first-round series 3-2 entering Game 6 on Friday in Portland. A basket by Damian Lillard got the Trail Blazers within two points before James Harden stepped back and swished a 3-pointer to make it 103-98 with about three minutes left. The shot brought the crowd, which was clad almost completely in red shirts emblazoned with the words "Clutch City" on them, to its feet. via Howard, Lin lead Rockets over Blazers 108-98 | FOX Sports on MSN.