Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The Toronto Raptors were without Kyle Lowry on Friday night as they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 128-122.

Kyle Lowry was out with a left thigh contusion. Kawhi Leonard played his first game during this road trip and had a quiet first half, but ended the game with 28 points. All Raptors starters scored in double figures, Fred VanVleet started in place of Lowry and scored 21 points while providing eight assists.

Danny Green recorded a double double by scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Serge Ibaka had 18, Pascal Siakam had 10, and C.J. Miles scored 13 off the bench.

Green made a season high six three-pointers.

Eight out of the 10 Portland players scored in double figures, Damian Lillard led the way with 24. The big story from this game was the Trail Blazers bench scoring 58 points. Zach Collins scored 16, Canadian Nick Stauskas scored 13, Seth Curry also scored 13, and Evan Turner had 12.

Turnovers were an issue for Toronto as they had 16, while Portland only had eight.

Seth Curry went 3-5 from three-point range.

The Raptors wrap up their road trip on Sunday when they play the Denver Nuggets for the second and final time this regular season at. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. at Pepsi Center.


Featured image from Jaime Valdez/USA Today Sports.

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