Ross scores 26 points, Raptors beat Trail Blazers

Ross scores 26 points, Raptors beat Trail Blazers
January 2, 2013, 9:34 pm
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TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 2: Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Raptors shoots a three point shot against Wesley Matthews #2 of Portland Trail Blazers during the game on January 2, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)


TORONTO (AP) Terrence Ross scored a career-high 26 points, DeMar DeRozan had 24 and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak against Portland by beating the Trail Blazers 102-79 on Wednesday night.

Ed Davis had 19 points and Amir Johnson 17 in Toronto's first victory over the Trail Blazers since a 116-109 double-overtime win on Jan. 13, 2008.

Ross had a career-best six 3-pointers as the Raptors won for the eighth time in nine games and opened their season-high six-game homestand in style, leading by as many as 25.

Rookie Damian Lillard led Portland with 18 points while LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 10 rebounds.