The forward, who missed seven games with a lower back contusion, was the team's leading scorer in the 100-85 win with 25.
The 28-year-old told reporters: "It felt good to be back. I didn't feel 100% but I did what I could do and luckily I made shots.
"[The win was] very important, just for our mental psyche, our confidence, the standings."
Portland face the Chicago Bulls later today.