PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds, prompting Portland fans to chant "MVP! MVP!" during the Trail Blazers' 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Opposition parties in Guinea said on Thursday they would take their seats in the National Assembly, ending a period of uncertainty that began when the supreme court rejected their challenge to September's election results. President Alpha Conde's party won a September 28 parliamentary election that was seen as a final step in the process of restoring civilian rule after a military coup in 2008. Opposition parties said the vote was flawed. The supreme court validated the provisional election results in mid-November, at which point opposition parties said they would make a decision whether to participate in the National Assembly.