Without Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Patrick McCaw, the Toronto Raptors advanced to 8-3 on the season with a gutsy eight-point road win over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night.
Toronto is now 3-1 on a five-game road trip and continues to find ways to win despite missing key contributors. In the win, Pascal Siakam finished with a game-high 36 points while Fred VanVleet finished with 30 points (on 10-for-16 shooting).
The bench was big for Toronto, as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson recorded a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double while Terence Davis scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds.
For Portland, Damian Lillard struggled throughout the night, scoring just nine points while shooting 2-for-12 from the field. The Trail Blazers were led by Rodney Hood's 25 points while CJ McCollum added 19 points in 36 minutes.
If you missed any of the action, check below throughout the night for live score updates, highlights, stats, news and more from Wednesday night's game.
Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Final: Raptors 114, Trail Blazers 106
12:09 a.m. - Pascal Siakam sinks a fadeaway jumper to make it a 12-0 run for the Raptors, who force the Trail Blazers to call another timeout.
The score is now 106-94 with 4:01 remaining.
Siakam is up to a game-high 32 points while Fred VanVleet has scored 30 of his own as the Raptors try to pull out the win.
12:03 a.m. - A slam dunk through contact from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provides some punctuation as the Raptors re-assume command.
HYPE FRED > pic.twitter.com/GRZeYURVnI- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 14, 2019
It's 101-94 with 5:29 remaining in regulation and Portland calls for timeout.
Hollis-Jefferson will step to the line for a freebie after the break.
Toronto's duo of Pascal Siakam (28 points) and Fred VanVleet (30 points) are leading the way while Hollis-Jefferson (11 points) and Terence Davis (15 points) have provided a big-time boost off of the bench.
Damian Lillard (six points, 1-for-9 shooting) still hasn't found his rhythm but CJ McCollum is warming up and is up to 19 points on the night.
11:55 p.m. - Like clockwork, the Trail Blazers have a response.
Portland opens the quarter on an 11-2 run to tie things up at 89 apiece. Timeout Raptors.
9:06 remains in regulation and these two teams are battling back-and-forth.
End of Third Quarter: Raptors 87, Trail Blazers 78
11:47 p.m. - Toronto closes the quarter on a 16-3 run - capped by a Pascal Siakam triple - to take its biggest lead of the night into the fourth quarter.
Siakam is up to 23 points on the night and while he's 9-for-21 from the field, he's 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Fred VanVleet leads all scorers with 25 points while Terence Davis has scored 15 big points in just under 19 minutes off of the bench.
Rodney Hood leads Portland with 23 points (on 8-for-12 shooting) while CJ McCollum is the team's next best scorer with 12 points. Damian Lillard has six points (on 1-for-8 shooting) and eight assists through three.
11:39 p.m. - The third quarter is winding down and it's still a close one in Portland.
The Trail Blazers lead 75-74 with 2:46 left in the frame.
Both teams are shooting below 40.0% from the field and both team's star players are struggling - Pascal Siakam has 16 points on 6-for-18 shooting while Damian Lillard has six points and is 1-for-8 from the field.
It's Rodney Hood (23 points) leading the way for the Trail Blazers while Fred VanVleet (25 points) is leading all scorers to this point.
11:27 p.m. - Timeout on the floor and we've reached our first break of the second half.
Portland leads 64-61 with 6:52 remaining in the third.
Rodney Hood leads the way for the Trail Blazers with 17 points while Fred VanVleet has scored 17 points of his own to lead the Raptors.
Pascal Siakam is up to 14 points on the night but it's taken him 18 shots to do so as he is now 6-for-18 in the game. Portland's All-NBA guard Damian Lillard is still stuck on four points and is now 1-for-6 from the field.
Halftime: Raptors 54, Trail Blazers 53
11:10 p.m. - Some halftime stats to help tell the story:
11:03 p.m. - The Raptors outscore the Trail Blazers 31-23 in the second quarter to take a one-point lead into the half.
Toronto's Fred VanVleet leads all scorers with 15 points (on 5-for-8 shooting) in the half while Pascal Siakam has added 15 and undrafted reserve guard Terence Davis has been a big boost with 11 points (on 4-for-6 shooting) in the second quarter alone.
For Portland, it's Hassan Whiteside that leads the way with 10 points while Rodney Hood and CJ McCollum have each scored nine points apiece. Damian Lillard hasn't gotten it going just yet as he's scored four points (on 1-for-5 shooting) but has dished out a game-high six assists.
10:53 p.m. - Just under three minutes remain in the half and it's a one-point game.
Portland's up 45-44 with 2:55 on the clock.
While Hassan Whiteside is still sitting on a team-high eight points, Fred VanVleet is up to 13 points to lead all scorers while Pascal Siakam is warming up and now has 12 points.
Chris Boucher was again the first Raptor sub of the night and has grabbed a game-high seven boards in under nine minutes.
10:44 p.m. - We're almost at the midway point of the second frame and there's a timeout on the floor.
Portland leads 38-35 with 6:24 left in the half.
Anfernee Simons is up to seven points on the night while Kent Bazemore has scored six for Portland.
Terence Davis has been a sparkplug for the Raptors as he's scored eight points in this frame alone.
That sweet sound pic.twitter.com/BkdnaCJKfa- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 14, 2019
End of First Quarter: Trail Blazers 30, Raptors 23
10:33 p.m. - One quarter is in the books and Portland takes a seven-point lead into the second.
The Trail Blazers cooled off after a hot start and finish the frame shooting 12-for-27 (46.2%) from the field, led by eight points from Hassan Whiteside and five points from second-year guard Anfernee Simons.
For the Raptors, who are shooting 10-for-26 (40.0%) from the field, it's Fred VanVleet leading the way with 11 points (on 5-for-7 shooting).
On the money 🎯 pic.twitter.com/ElN65KZIxW- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 14, 2019
Pascal Siakam has five points early on but is just 2-for-8 from the field.
10:25 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors have responded.
After trailing by as many as 12 points, Toronto has trimmed the deficit to two, prompting Terry Stotts to call for time.
It's 23-21 with 3:02 remaining in the first.
Fred VanVleet leads all scorers with 11 points (on 5-for-6 shooting) while Hassan Whiteside leads the way for Portland with eight.
10:16 p.m. - Portland is out to a hot start and has built an 11-point lead early on.
Behind six points from Hassan Whiteside, the Trail Blazers are up 13-2 just over four minutes into the opening frame.
Nick Nurse signals for an early timeout.
10:11 p.m. - Rodney Hood gets the Trail Blazers on the board first and things are underway at the Moda Center.
9:35 p.m. - Portland will go with a starting lineup of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Nassir Little, Rodney Hood and Hassan Whiteside.
Starting 5️⃣ vs. @Raptors- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 14, 2019
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9:10 p.m. - Starting for the Raptors: Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, Malcolm Miller, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol. It's Miller's first start since March 20, 2018.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/L2X5qovT8v- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 14, 2019