Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Portland coughed up a 16-point fourth
quarter lead, but LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 27 points with 15 rebounds and
Damian Lillard's running bank shot with 11.9 seconds left proved to be the
game-winner as the Trail Blazers survived with a 106-103 victory over the
Portland led 98-82 with 7:42 remaining after a Wesley Matthews triple, but
managed just four points over the next 7 1/2 minutes while Toronto made its
charge. DeMar DeRozan, who scored 14 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth,
gave the Raptors their first lead of the contest when he made two free throws
after drawing a foul on Matthews with 25.4 ticks to play.
Out of a timeout, Lillard drove right and banked in a floater to restore
Portland's lead. DeRozan then got tied up with Matthews, won the ensuing jump
ball but turned it over late, as Nicolas Batum hit a pair of free throws with
0.1 seconds left to result in the final margin.
Lillard and Matthews netted 21 points apiece to help Portland snap a two-game
losing skid, while Batum scored 18.
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