Aldridge, Batum out vs. Cavaliers

Updated: March 20, 2009, 12:59 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, the Portland Trail Blazers' starting forwards, missed Thursday night's 97-92 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers because of injuries.

Both players were injured in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 95-85 win over Indiana. Aldridge, the Trail Blazers' second-leading scorer, suffered a concussion while Batum, Portland's best perimter defender, sprained his left ankle.

Channing Frye started in Aldridge's spot while Travis Outlaw started ...

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