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Blazers’ Aldridge puts thumb surgery on hold, scores 26

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, and teammate Dorell Wright chat in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 26 points as they defeated the Wizards 103-96. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a span of just 48 hours, LaMarcus Aldridge resigned himself to thumb surgery, reversed himself and decided to play through the pain, then led the Portland Trail Blazers to victory over the Washington Wizards.

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Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, drives against Washington Wizards center Nene during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland’s 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

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