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