Ayton, Grant, Brogdon lead Blazers to first win, 99-91 over Raptors

Mon, Oct 30, 2023
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Ayton, Grant, Brogdon lead Blazers to first win, 99-91 over Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - Deandre Ayton had a career-high 23 rebounds, Jerami Grant scored 22 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers won their first game of the season, beating the Toronto Raptors 99-91 on Monday night.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 21 points, including a driving basket with 25 seconds remaining, and Canadian-born Shaedon Sharpe scored 14 points for Portland (1-3). Ayton contributed 10 points.

Rookie Scoot Henderson scored 11 points for Portland, which snapped a two-game skid against Toronto.

Scottie Barnes had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Pascal Siakam also scored 20 points, and Jakob Poeltl had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which lost its third straight. The Raptors shot a season-worst 4 for 29 from 3-point range.

Other news Dejounte Murray ties career high with 41 points, rallies Hawks past Timberwolves 127-113 Jerami Grant scores 22 as Trail Blazers beat Raptors 99-91 for 1st win of season Nikola Vucevic helps the Bulls rally past the Pacers for a 112-105 win


ATLANTA (AP) - Dejounte Murray matched his career high with 41 points and Atlanta bounced back from a 19-point halftime deficit to beat Minnesota.

Murray scored 22 points in the third quarter, wiping out Minnesota's 79-60 lead at the break.

Trae Young added 24 points for the Hawks, who followed up a 17-point win at Milwaukee the previous night to get back to .500.

Anthony Edwards, returning to his hometown, led the Timberwolves with 31 points.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Thomas scored 33 points, and Brooklyn built a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat Charlotte.

Mikal Bridges had 24 points and Lonnie Walker IV and Dorian Finney-Smith each had added 19 for the Nets, who got their first win of the season. Brooklyn shot 56.3% from the field and scored 42 points in the first period.

Terry Rozier had 23 points and rookie Brandon Miller added a career-high 22 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets. Miller, the No. 2 pick in the draft, is averaging 17.3 points in his first three games.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Jaylen Brown scored 36 points and Jayson Tatum had 33 as Boston beat Washington to begin the season 3-0.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 points in his return to Washington, where he spent his previous 1 1/2 seasons.

Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points for the Wizards (1-2), who trailed throughout and were behind by 26 points after 10 minutes.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Nikola Vucevic scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Chicago rallied past Indiana.

Zach LaVine had 23 points for the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points and put Chicago ahead to stay on a layup that made it 101-99 with 3:46 remaining.

Myles Turner led the Pacers with 20 points. Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points and 13 assists, and Bennedict Mathurin and Bruce Brown each scored 15 points.


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