Aldridge powers Blazers past Raptors 92-74

Aldridge powers Blazers past Raptors 92-74
December 11, 2012, 12:34 am
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (3) and Andrea Bargnani, from Italy, defend against Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in a game that was overshadowed by injuries for both sides.

Toronto also lost reserve Amir Johnson in the second half after he was ejected for arguing with an official. Johnson threw his mouthpiece and had to be restrained by his teammates before he left the court.

J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who were without injured starters Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews.

The Raptors lost forward Andrea Bargnani to a right elbow injury and guard Kyle Lowry to a right shoulder problem during the game.