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Trent scores career-high 44, Raptors rout Cavaliers 135-115

Apr. 10, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gary Trent Jr. scored a career-high 44 points and the severely short-handed Toronto Raptors scored a franchise-record 87 first-half points en route to a 135-115 blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Trent made 17 of 19 field...

McCollum, Lillard lead Blazers past Raptors 122-117

Mar. 28, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard helped Portland surge ahead in the third quarter. CJ McCollum finished the job in the closing minutes. McCollum scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes and the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-117 on Sunday...

Powell scores 22 in Portland debut as Blazers topple Magic

Mar. 26, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic got a look at their harsh, new reality a night after trading away the core of their team, losing 112-105 on Friday to a Portland Trail Blazers squad without injured star guard Damian Lillard. Newly acquired guard Norman Powell...

Paul, Ayton lead Suns past Raptors for 30th victory

Mar. 26, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

TAMPA , Fla. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns couldn't hit a shot down the stretch Friday night. They did just enough of everything else to hold off the Toronto Raptors 104-100. The Suns made only two of their last 14 field goal attempts, and none over the final 3:50. A 14-point...

Trade deadline passes, and Kyle Lowry remains with Raptors

Mar. 25, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry wound up staying with Toronto after all. Victor Oladipo is finally in Miami, a destination he's eyed in the past. And Rajon Rondo is headed back to Los Angeles, though not with the team he helped win the NBA title last season. The trade deadline has come and...

Toronto trades guard Norman Powell to Blazers

Mar. 25, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired shooting guard Norman Powell in a trade with the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. Powell, 27, is averaging a career-best 19.6 points per game this season and is shooting 43.5%...

McCollum, Lillard carry Blazers past Mavs, 125-119

Mar. 20, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 32 points, Damian Lillard had 31 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 125-119 on Friday night. The All-Stars for each team, Lillard and Luka Doncic (38 points, nine rebounds, eight assists) both had big...

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

Mar. 04, 2021 14:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Played tough by the Warriors all game, Damian Lillard needed to make something happen. And that's exactly what he did. Lillard hit a deep 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a hard-fought 108-106...

Booker scores 34, Suns roll to 132-100 win over Blazers

Feb. 23, 2021 00:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker's 17-footer to beat the halftime buzzer brought the 3,000 fans to their feet. His 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in the third quarter earned an even bigger roar from the socially distanced crowd. Because of shots like those, no heroics...

Lillard, Blazers top Mavs 121-118 as Doncic heats up again

Feb. 14, 2021 23:22 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Portland star Damian Lillard didn't wait until just before the buzzer for another game-defining shot, or get anywhere close to the career high he tied in the previous meeting with Dallas. The dynamic guard still carried his team late, overcoming another...