Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/24

Game 1: Monday, October 24th
Trail Blazers105Final
Raptors98
Game 2: Wednesday, October 26th
Raptors100Final
Trail Blazers78

Raptors 100

(3-4, 1-2 away)

Trail Blazers 78

(2-5, 1-4 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2005

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 18 34 23 25100
    POR 20 24 16 1878

    Villanueva impressive as Raptors roll past Blazers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Charlie Villanueva scored 22 points and Chris Bosh added 17 as Toronto rolled to an easy 100-78 preseason victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

    Villanueva, a 6-foot-11 rookie from the University of Connecticut, hit 8 of 14 shots, including 4-of-4 on 3-pointers as the Raptors improved their preseason record to 3-4.

    Ruben Patterson scored 16 points to lead the Blazers, who fell to 2-5.

    The game was a complete turnaround from Portland's recent trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the Blazers beat Toronto 105-98.

    The Blazers started out strong Wednesday, jumping to a 20-18 lead after the first quarter as Darius Miles and Charles Smith had five points each for Portland.

    The Raptors came on strong in the second quarter, outscoring the Blazers 34-24 in the period. Villanueva played all 12 minutes for that quarter, and hit 5-of-9 shots for 12 points as Toronto took a 52-44 halftime lead.

    The advantage grew to 75-60 by the end of the third quarter as Bosh heated up. He had 10 points in the period, including a dunk and two outside jumpers.

    The final quarter turned into a rout as both teams turned the games over to the reserves. It was during the final period that Villanueva hit three 3-pointers, which accounted for three of Toronto's first four baskets of the quarter. Moments later Toronto had largest lead of the game at 90-66.

    For the game, Toronto shot 48 percent from the field as the Raptors took advantage of some of the worst defense by Portland this year.

    Rafael Araujo had a hand in that shooting effort, making 6-of-7 attempts. He finished with 13 points. Miles added 14 points for Portland.

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