This game was highlighted by LaMarcus Aldridge’s return to Portland for the first time as an opponent. He was one of 4 starters that left the Blazers in the offseason, leaving Damian Lillard as the only returning starter on a team that went 51-31 last season. LA was greeted in the pregame introduction with a mixture of cheers and boos. The boos got louder after tipoff every time LA touched the ball or when he shot free throws. The boos turned to cheers every time he missed a shot. LA went on to score 23 to lead the Spurs to a 113-101 over the Blazers last night.