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Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, left, pushes against Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) in the second half of Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. The Rockets won 108-98 to send the teams back to Portland for Game 6. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, left, pushes against Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) in the second half of Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. The Rockets won 108-98 to send the teams back to Portland for Game 6. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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