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PORTLAND, Ore. – LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Damian Lillard hit a go-ahead free throw with 11.8 seconds and the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Toronto Raptors 106-103 Saturday night.
The Trail Blazers held off a furious second-half comeback by Toronto, which wiped out a 19-point deficit to take a 103-102 lead on two free throws by DeMar DeRozan with 25 seconds remaining.
Lillard and Wesley Matthews scored 21 points apiece for Portland and Nicolas Batum added 18.
DeRozan finished with 36 points and 12 assists, doing most of his damage during a 30-point second half. He accounted for 22 of the Raptors' 26 second-half baskets with 12 field goals and 10 assists.
Kyle Lowry added 23 points for Toronto.