PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The play of Damian Lillard has been a constant for Portland. It's the contributions by his teammates that have coincided with the Trail Blazers' rise in the standings.
Lillard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds Saturday as the Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 117-112 for their third straight win.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 22 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, as the Portland rallied from a six-point deficit. With the victory, the Trail Blazers moved within a half-game of the third-place Houston Rockets in the Western Conference standings, with a game in hand.