2014-05-01 04:46:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Houston, TX) -- Dwight Howard notched 22 points and 14 rebounds in the Rockets 108-98 win over the Blazers in Game Five of their Western Conference quarterfinals series at the Toyota Center. Chandler Parsons chipped in 20 points while James Harden scored 17 points on just 5-of-15 shooting. Jeremy Lin added 21 key points off the bench for Houston, which trails the series 3-to-2. Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard paced the Blazers with 27 and 26 points, respectively, while LaMarcus Aldridge was held to eight points on 3-of-12 shooting. Portland will have another chance to close out the series Friday when they host Game Six.