UPDATES & NEWS
LaMarcus Aldridge was held to just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting in the 108-98 Game 5 loss to the Rockets Wednesday.
Aldridge was averaging over 35 points over the first four games of the series, but had a difficult time getting anything going in the road loss to the Rockets Wednesday. Aldridge and the Blazers will look to bounce back and close out the series in Game 6 on Friday in Portland. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Lions will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.
There has been a lot of back-and-forth internally as to whether the Lions want to bring Suh back and obviously cost is a major issue as he will command quite the hefty salary on the open market. But they won't use the franchise tag here as they know the bitterness it will cause between player and team. Look for the Lions to make the defensive lineman a competitive offer but they won't break the bank to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender