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Blazers outlast Raptors in OT

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers needed overtime to beat the Toronto Raptors, 118-110.

Damian Lillard added 25 points and eight assists for the Blazers, who have won six in a row. Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews tallied 24 and 17 points, respectively.

Rudy Gay ended with 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost two straight. DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas added 29 and 19 points, respectively.

Trailing 100-89 with 2:42 left in the fourth quarter, the Raptors closed out the game on a 13-2 run. DeRozan, Gay and Kyle Lowry combined to score the first eight points of the surge.

"They got aggressive and we got passive," Lillard said of the Raptors' late comeback. "We struggled on offense...and they found their way back into the game."

After Aldridge made two free throws to give Portland a 102-97 lead, DeRozan went to the foul line. DeRozan made the first and missed the second but Landry Fields came down with a big offensive rebound. DeRozan followed with a slam to make it a two-point game with 35.1 seconds to go.

Aldridge missed a jumper and Fields came down with the defensive rebound. Gay forced overtime with a buzzer-beating layup.

Trailing 107-104 with less than three minutes remaining in overtime, Lillard made a 3-pointer to spark a 14-3 Portland run. Batum made back-to-back shots from beyond the arc to make it a 115-107 game.

Mo Williams capped the surge with a pair of free throws to make it 118-110.

"(They're) one of the best offensive teams that we've seen," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.

Portland led by as many as eight in a first half that featured 16 lead changes and nine ties. The Blazers took a 57-54 lead into the locker room.

Portland outscored Toronto by a 22-15 margin in the third quarter to build a 79-69 margin.

The Raptors responded with a big fourth period to send the game into overtime.

Game Notes

Williams had 13 points for the Blazers, who went 15-of-32 from beyond the arc ... Toronto went 23-of-31 from the foul line ... Lowry tallied 10 points and 10 assists for the Raptors.

11/17 20:47:16 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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