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Damian Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Raptors in pre-season play

Damian Lillard led Portland with 16 points and eight assists in 26 minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 106-101 on Thursday night in pre-season action.

Veteran guard posts 16 points, 8 assists

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard speaks with centre Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of their preseason game against the Toronto Raptors in Portland, Ore., on Thursday. (Steve Dykes / The Associated Press)

Damian Lillard led Portland with 16 points and eight assists in 26 minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 106-101 on Thursday night in pre-season action.

CJ McCollum added 15 points for Portland (1-1).

Kyle Lowry paced visiting Toronto (1-2) with 23 points and had six assists in 25 minutes.

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