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Blazers bounce back with win over Raptors

Nov 7, 2010 - 2:43 PM Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Brandon Roy led a balanced scoring attack with 26 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers got back on track with a 97-84 drubbing of the Toronto Raptors at Rose Garden.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who dropped a tough, one-point overtime decision to Oklahoma City in their last game. Nicolas Batum contributed with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting in the win.

Jarrett Jack scored 16 points to lead a dismal Toronto shooting effort, as the Raptors finished 0-4 on their road trip. Down the stretch, their streak of 947 consecutive games with a three-pointer was in jeopardy, but Jack drained a three with 3:45 remaining in the game to extend the mark to 948.

Toronto went 1-for-17 from beyond the arc as a team in defeat.

The teams played to a tight 18-17 score in the first quarter, and eight consecutive points by Portland in the early portion of the second quarter -- five by Aldridge -- gave the hosts a 31-22 advantage.

The Raptors cut their deficit to 35-32 on a pair of Reggie Evans free throws with four minutes left, but Toronto didn't score in the final two minutes of the first half, and Portland scored eight points during that stretch to take a 45-34 lead into halftime after a Roy 21-footer in the closing seconds.

The Blazers' lead was extended to 57-41 after Aldridge and Marcus Camby combined to make three straight shots with 7 1/2 minutes left in the third. The margin reached as high as 23, 69-46, before Toronto cut the gap to 73-59 entering the fourth.

A 17-2 burst by the Raptors over the third and fourth quarters got the team back in the game when Jose Calderon's basket made it 73-65 with 10:45 remaining.

Portland, though, responded before Toronto got any closer, scoring 19 of the next 23 points to seal the contest. The Raptors recorded just two field goals over a seven-minute stretch, sealing their fate in the loss column yet again.

Game Notes

Camby had a game-high 16 rebounds...Portland has won the last five in the series...Andrea Bargnani, Leandro Barbosa and Calderon all had 12 points for Toronto...The Raptors shot 36.8 percent overall, compared to 45.3 percent for the Blazers.