Aldridge out of game with knee bruise
He did not return, but the Blazers went on to win 83-74.
Aldridge came out of the game late in the first quarter and did not play in the second period after having his knee taped on the Blazers bench. Coach Nate McMillan said X-rays on the knee were negative but he had no timeline for Aldridge's return.
He had scored six points, including a two-handed, alley-oop jam from Rudy Fernandez just two Portland possessions before he headed to the bench.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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