The Toronto Raptors started their season 4-19, when they lost their “star” player, Andrea Bargnani. Since then, they have gone 7-1, giving them a 11-20 record entering the game. However, their play was not what their record indicated to be, as the Blazers found out tonight.
The last time these two teams met about a month ago in Portland, the Blazers shot a dismal 0-20 from deep, a NBA record for most missed 3-point attempts without a make in a single game. However, they won that game by 18 points. Members of the Raptors organization were saying that that game currently is the low-light of their season.
Tonight, the Raptors got off to the start they wanted, scoring the first 10 points in about 2 minutes. The Blazers were unable to recover. The Blazers trailed by as many as 25 points in the 4th quarter.
For the Raptors, they were led by Jefferson High School product Terrence Ross, who scored a career-high 26 points on a career-high 6 3-pointers. DeMar DeRozan netter 24 for the Raptors. The Blazers were led by LaMarcus Aldridge’s 14 points and 10 rebounds. However, the effort was not enough for the Blazers to dig themselves out of the hole they had dug themselves in.
Also, just for your information, this is your reminder that the Blazers (16-15) have a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers (16-16).
The Blazers fall to the Raptors tonight in Air Canada Center, Toronto. The final: Toronto Raptors 102, Portland Trail Blazers 79.
Until next time,