The Toronto Raptors fall to 2-8 after blowing a 17-point lead to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night losing 112-111.
Pascal Siakam finished with his first career triple-double of 22 points, 13 rebounds and 100 assists but needed two more points to give the Raptors the victory. Siakam had two good looks to win the game for Toronto but both fell short and Toronto lose back-to-back games in a back-to-back for the first time since Dec. 2017.
CJ McCollum finished the game with a game-high 30 points and nailed the game-winning bucket with 9.6 seconds left to go. Damian Lillard came alive in the second half and finished with 23 points in the win.
Check out the running diary below to catch up on all the action from the thrilling game.
Boxscore | Play-by-play
Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
End of Game: Trail Blazers 112, Raptors 111
12:17 p.m. - Pascal Siakam spins in the lane on the defence of Covington misses the first shot, follows for a tip misses that too...ball game. Another tough loss for the Raptors.
12:15 p.m. - CJ MCCOLLUM!! Drains a cold-blooded two over Fred to give the Blazers a one-point lead. 112-111, 9.6 seconds left to play. Time out, Toronto ball.
12:14 p.m. - Fred finds Pascal, Raptors lead 111-110.
12:13 p.m. - Boucher three, 110-109 Portland.
12:12 p.m. - 10-0 run Portland and they've taken the lead, 107-104 on a Dame triple. Fred feeds Pascal for a dunk, back to a one-point game. And then Melo nails a three back to a four-point Blazer lead.
12:08 p.m. - Raptors offence is drying up, they've gone over two minutes without a bucket and the Blazers are in striking distance late in the fourth. Dame and CJ are two of the deadliest clutch scorers in the NBA can the Raptors lock in and close this out on the road. Raps up two, 104-102 late fourth.
11:54 p.m. - Well here we go an eight-point game midway through the fourth. Raptors have played well all night long, but the Blazers have enough firepower to evaporate an eight-point lead in a couple of possessions. Raps have held Portland to just 27.8 percent from long range, can they keep it up? Will be an interesting close down the stretch in Oregon. 101-92 Raptors.
MELO pic.twitter.com/pRmVvFQN31- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 12, 2021
End of Third Quarter: Raptors 86, Trail Blazers 76
11:45 p.m. - The Raptors have shown great fight to stay in front of the Trail Blazers. When Portland made a run to start the third and took the lead for the first time in the game, Toronto respond and punched back taking the lead and extended it to 10 before the end of the period. They finished the period on a 26-15 run. Defensively they've been solid all night now time to close a winnable game on the road.
11:24 p.m. - Back to the action. The Blazers take the lead on a Kanter hook shot and then OG goes on a personal 8-0 run nailing back-to-back threes and dropping down a dunk. Raptors respond to the Blazers punch quickly to get the lead back to 70-61.
8-0 OG run pic.twitter.com/S0Czh9iswB- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
Halftime: Raptors 60, Trail Blazers 55
COUNT IT pic.twitter.com/0SAXbRqFHQ- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 12, 2021
11:04 p.m. - A couple of tough foul calls go against the Raptors to close the half, but the Raptors take the lead into the locker room. Blazers closed the half on a 20-8 run after being down by as many as 17 points. Lowry leads the way for the Raptors with a game-high 16 points. Siakam with 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists at the break. CJ McCollum leads the Blazers with 13 points and Dame Lillard started to get going late in the half with eight points, four rebounds.
Birthday block party pic.twitter.com/KxBFK19k68- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
10:56 p.m. - Nurkic questionable to return.
Jusuf Nurkić (left quad contusion) is questionable to return.- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 12, 2021
10:46 p.m. - It's all clicking right now for Toronto. The team is locking in defensive and shots are falling on the other end. Lowry, Boucher and Siakam are all already in double figures. Raptors are 10-of-18 from long range midway through the second. CJ McCollum is the only one providing offence for the Blazers he has 10 points. Raps lead 52-35.
ON REPEAT pic.twitter.com/whQf8J1BDZ- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
End of First Quarter: Raptors 32, Trail Blazers 21
10:37 p.m. - Good first quarter from the Raptors. They're playing with energy led by Siakam who has a game-high 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Boucher came off the bench with his usual energy leading to a quick six points for him. Dame and CJ haven't got going yet and the Blazers haven't yet matched the Raps intensity. Three more quarters to play.
10:26 p.m. - PASCAL SIAKAM IS OFFICIALLY BACK! No look feed to Boucher for an and-1. Raps up 24-11 late 1st period.
CERTIFIED SPICY DIME pic.twitter.com/BFMARylTkU- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
10:19 p.m. - Raps off to a good start. Siakam off to a good start. Pascal has a quick eight points, four rebounds and a dime. Toronto leads 13-8 after a Lowry triple. Portland calls for time midway through the first period. The Raptors' defence is active to start the game already forcing three Blazers turnovers.
8 Pts | 4 Reb | 1 Ast- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
Skills doin' it all right now pic.twitter.com/YqNeB7OS6p
10:10 p.m. - Game Time! First possession OG swats Nurkic and the Raps get the first bucket on the other end as Lowry breaks the ice. Good energy the first couple of trips down the floor for the Raps.
10:06 p.m. - Blazers five, a tough five.
First ones on the floor this evening.- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 12, 2021
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9:50 p.m. - A couple hononary captains for the Blazers tonight.
Alec & Evan are ready for tonight's game! @FirstTechFed | Honorary Captains pic.twitter.com/wJozXX4xoe- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 12, 2021
9:48 p.m. - Another change in the Raptors starting lineup. Alex Len will man the middle with Siakam, Lowry, VanVleet and Anunoby.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/COvQyv0l7p- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
9:40 p.m. - A little late night hoops (on the east coast).
Late-night hoops. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/nUm2xzCAos- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 12, 2021
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