There are alway plenty items of note when you beat a team by 38. Props to Communications Intern Aaron for putting this impressive list of notes together.
Portland has started the season 10-6 for the first time since 2000-01.
HOME COURT EDGE
The Trail Blazers have a 6-0 home record for the first time since 1998-99, when the team won its first nine home contests ... Cleveland is the NBA’s only other undefeated team at home.
The Trail Blazers are now 4-0 against Eastern Conference competition this season for the first time since 1999-2000.
Portland has now won three games by 20-plus points on the year after posting its second-largest margin of victory vs. Miami (38; 42 vs. Chicago) ... The Trail Blazers won four games by 20 or more points in 2007-08.
ON THE REBOUND
The Trail Blazers tallied a season-high 55 rebounds, including a season-best 19 offensive rebounds and a season-best rebound margin of 27 (55-28) … Portland’s 19 offensive boards were more than Miami’s defensive rebound total of 18.
Portland held Miami to 34.5% shooting from the field (29-84), the lowest percentage shooting it has allowed all season ... The Heat’s 68 points is also a new opponent low.
PASSING THE ROCK
Portland shattered its season-best 26 assists with 31 dimes on the night … Sergio Rodriguez dished a Trail Blazers season-high 11 assists in just 20 minutes.
Channing Frye tallied a season-high 17 points (7-11 FG).
Portland’s starting frontcourt opened the game 9-for-9 from the field (all in the first quarter) [Batum, 4-4 (2-2 3-PT); Aldridge 3-3; Oden 2-2].
BATUM HITS EARLY AND OFTEN
Nicolas Batum tallied a career-high 15 points (6-9 FG) … The rookie scored a game-high 10 in the first quarter (4-4 FG, 2-2 3-PT).
ODEN DOUBLES UP AGAIN
Greg Oden finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds and now has four double-doubles in eight games since returning from injury this season.
HEATING UP EARLY
The Trail Blazers notched a season-high 37 points in the first quarter (12-18 FG, 10-10 FT) ... Its 20-point lead (37-17) marked its second largest advantage after the first 12 minutes this season (21, vs. Chicago).
BIG FIRST HALF
Portland’s 59 points in the first half marked its second-highest scoring effort in the first two periods (62, vs. Chicago).