DAMIAN Lillard led Portland with 16 points and eight assists in 26 minutes and CJ McCollum added 15 markers as the Trail Blazers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 106-101, in NBA preseason action on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Kyle Lowry paced visiting Toronto with 23 points and had six assists in 25 minutes.
TORONTO: DeMar DeRozan and C.J. Miles did not play. ... Starting power forward Serge Ibaka struggled, scoring just two points on one of five shooting from the field and an 0-for-3 showing from 3-point range, while also adding four rebounds in 20 minutes.
PORTLAND: Rookie power forward Caleb Swanigan impressed with an active night with six points, eight rebounds and six assists in 18 minutes off the bench. ... McCollum was effective from 3-point range, converting four of six from beyond the arc. ... The Trail Blazers outrebounded Toronto 47-38 on the night.
UP NEXT: The Toronto Raptors (1-2) will host Detroit on Tuesday. The Trail Blazers (1-1) hit the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.