Posted January 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
Terrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Portland by beating the Trail Blazers 102-79 on Wednesday night. Ed Davis had 19 points and Amir Johnson 17 in Toronto's first victory over the Trail Blazers since a 116-109 double-overtime win on Jan. 13, 2008. Ross had a career-best six 3-pointers as the Raptors won for the eighth time in nine games and opened their season-high six-game homestand in style, leading by as many as 25. David and DeRozan were the only two starters to score for the Raptors. Along with Landry Field (seven points), Johnson and Ross, no other Toronto player scored until the fourth quarter. Jose Calderon had 13 assists and Kyle Lowry had nine for Toronto. Rookie Damian Lillard led Portland with 18 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Wesley Matthews had 12 points and Nicolas Batum scored 10 for the Trail Blazers, who were coming off a 105-100 ...
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