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NBA's Top-Scoring Backcourts Meet in Toronto Matinee
The NBA's two highest scoring backcourts square-off in Toronto Sunday afternoon as the Portland Trail Blazers (24-33) visit the Toronto Raptors (34-24). Toronto's Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan 50.4 points per game leads all backcourt tandems in the league, while Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum's combined average of 49.2 points is second best.
The Blazers returned to action following the NBA All-Star break with a 112-103 road victory over the Orlando Magic. Lillard's 33 points led Portland in the come-from-behind victory, while McCollum scored 22 in the win and center Jusuf Nurkić recorded a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in his second game as a a Trail Blazer.
Toronto beat Boston, 107-97, at home on Friday in their first game since the break led by Derozan's 43 points. Serge Ibaka, acquired from Orlando, and P.J. Tucker, acquired from Phoenix, made their Raptor debuts in the victory.
Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd call the action from Air Canada Centre on CSNNW, while Brooke Olzendam reports from courtside. Brian Wheeler describes the play on Rip City Radio 620 and the Trail Blazers mobile app. Tipoff is set for 3pm Pacific.