Raps lose in OT against Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard drives the ball past Toronto Raptors point guard...

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard drives the ball past Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry during a game at the Air Canada Centre. (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:26 PM ET

TORONTO - Two very different teams were on display on Sunday afternoon.

On one side, the visiting Portland Trail Blazers gave a textbook lesson on how to run a deadly, new-age NBA offence. On the other stood the Raptors, with a mismatched roster that turns the offence into an exercise of fitting square pegs into round holes on a daily basis.

That Toronto forced the game into overtime was a major achievement, considering the efficiency discrepancy, but the Blazers eventually prevailed 118-110 when the Raptors ran out of gas after mounting a furious comeback at the Air Canada Centre.

Portland sits near the top of the West for a reason and the reason starts and ends with its attack. Damian Lillard is the conductor - raining threes and moving the ball around - LaMarcus Aldridge remains a force down low and they are surrounded by a collection of gunners that are the envy of the rest of the league.


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