Kyle Lowry (30 points) won his matchup with fellow stud point guard Damian Lillard (27 points) in the Toronto Raptors’ 94-81 road win Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Fellow All-Star teammate DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 29 points for the Raptors; Toronto has won 13 of its last 14 games and is on a six-game road trip.
Lowry put the game away in the fourth quarter with a clutch trey.
Per the AP:
Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. […] “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive throughout the game,” Lowry said. “His aggressiveness really helped set the tempo and set the standard for us throughout the game.
Damian Lillard had 27 points and 11 assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland in the matchup between two of the league’s dynamic backcourts.
“We understood it was going to be a challenge tonight,” DeRozan said. “They’ve got a great backcourt that plays extremely hard and it’s a team that’s fighting for something so we had to meet the challenge tonight.” […] After a loss at home to the Denver Nuggets on Monday that snapped their franchise-best 11-game winning streak, the Raptors rebounded with a 104-97 victory over the Suns.