Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/11/12
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LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in a game that was overshadowed by injuries for both sides. Toronto also lost reserve Amir Johnson in the second half after he was ejected for arguing with an official. Johnson threw his mouthpiece and had to be restrained by his teammates before he left the court. J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who were without injured starters Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews. The Raptors lost forward Andrea Bargnani to a right elbow injury and guard Kyle Lowry to a right shoulder problem during the game. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points for the Raptors, who trailed by as many as 18 points late in the second half. But the game was more about who didn't play - or had to leave. Batum did not play because of back pain that hampered him in Portland's 99-80 home loss to Sacramento on Saturday, while Matthews was out because he st...
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