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Sports Carmelo Anthony leads Portland Trail Blazers 101-99 over short-handed Raptors

04:50  08 january  2020
04:50  08 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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TORONTO — Carmelo Anthony's dagger with 3.3 seconds to play was part of a 28-point performance and lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-99 victory over the short-handed Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists for Toronto (24-13), while Serge Ibaka finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Oshae Brissett and Chris Boucher chipped in with 12 points apiece.

Damian Lillard had 20 points for Portland (16-22).

The Raptors' depleted lineup wasn't much of a factor for most of the night against a Blazers team that seemed disinterested on the defensive end. Portland led briefly in the game's first two minutes but, until the Blazers' late-game surge, the Raptors dominated for most of the night, assembling a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and maintaining it for most of the evening.

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Leading by nine points to start the fourth, Boucher scored four consecutive baskets — for 10 points — for Toronto to almost single-handedly snuff out a burst by Portland. The Blazers continued to rally though, and Anthony's three-pointer pulled the Blazers to within four points with 5:19 to play. Brissett responded with a three, then caught a long pass from Lowry to put Toronto back up by seven with 3:59 to go.

Threes by Lillard and Anthony made it a three-point game with just 1:46 to play, then Lillard connected on a long three from the logo with 37.5 seconds left to tie the game. Portland regained possession after Patrick McCaw fired a bad pass meant for Lowry that went out of bounds. Anthony shook loose to score with 3.3 seconds left, then Lowry's three bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

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Leading scorer. Attendance. Record. Portland Trail Blazers . L 97–106. San Antonio Spurs. Toronto Raptors . W 96– 101 . Portland Trail Blazers . Roy: 25. W 96– 99 . Portland Trail Blazers . Anthony : 34 Iverson: 34.

The Raptors were missing four of their top seven players. It was Toronto's 10th game without injured Pascal Siakam (groin), Marc Gasol (hamstring) and Norm Powell (shoulder), and the first without Fred VanVleet who injured his hamstring late in the Raptors' 121-102 win in Brooklyn on Friday.

"It's gonna be a little bit before we know exactly how long," VanVleet might be out, coach Nick Nurse said before tipoff.

Nurse said Powell is close to returning.

The Raptors have been clobbered by injuries this season, losing Ibaka to 10 games (ankle) and Lowry to 11 (thumb) earlier in the season. A television camera captured the magnitude of the Raptors' injury predicament during the game, with a shot of Powell, Gasol, Siakam and VanVleet all seated together in suit jackets.

Nurse insisted he hasn't let the mounting injuries frustrate him.

"I don't like to live frustrated. I don't get out of bed saying, 'Oh, darn, Fred's not playing tonight.' I just gotta accept what you got," he said.

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  Raptors' Nurse: VanVleet could miss time with hamstring issue The injury bug continues to bite the Toronto Raptors. Head coach Nick Nurse said Tuesday that point guard Fred VanVleet could be set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, though it will be "a little while before we know more" regarding a more specific timeline, according to Sportsnet's Eric Smith. VanVleet appeared to suffer the ailment late in Saturday's 121-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He left the court suddenly and headed straight to the locker room with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. VanVleet was officially listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a right hamstring strain.

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Portland Trail Blazers . " Portland is an interesting team in this because CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard have done a really good of recruiting Carmelo ," Wojnarowkski told Russillo. Anthony holds career averages of 24.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game over his 15-year NBA career.

Matt Thomas scored eight points in his first NBA game since Nov. 23. The 25-year-old guard, who brushed the rust off the previous night by playing with Raptors 905, Toronto's G League affiliate, missed 21 games with a broken finger.

The Raptors held Portland to 28 per cent from the field, and just 12.5 per cent from three-point range in the first quarter. Toronto's bench — Patrick McCaw, Thomas, Stanley Johnson, Brissett and Boucher — closed the quarter with an 8-0 run and led 24-15.

Lowry led the way with 10 points in a second quarter that saw the Raptors go up by 14 points on a cutting dunk from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Toronto took a 56-46 advantage into the halftime break.

Back-to-back threes from Anunoby had the Raptors up by 12 early in the third. The Blazers saw Kent Bazemore pick up two technicals and get ejected late in the quarter. The Raptors led 78-69 to start the fourth.

The Raptors are in Charlotte on Wednesday, then return home to host DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2020.

Lori Ewing , The Canadian Press

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