TORONTO, Dec. 8 (Ticker) -- The snow swirling outside the Air Canada Centre did nothing to cool off Bonzi Wells and the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Wells scored a season-high 29 points and the Trail Blazers shot 59 percent from the field as they opened a five-game road trip with a 104-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

More than holding his own against Vince Carter, Wells made 12-of-18 shots as he scored more than 20 points for the first time since November 15 against the Los Angeles Clippers. His hot hand powered Portland, which made 41-of-70 shots.

"Every day I feel like it's going to be my day, but I'm a team player and sometimes have to take a back seat," said Wells, who had a brief courtside chat with actor Delroy Lindo during the third quarter. "Coach really came to me today. I got a lot of transition buckets, hit a couple spot-ups and I was just happy they went down for me."

"He was excellent," Portland coach Maurice Cheeks said. "He made shots, he defended, he tried to defend Vince Carter as much as you can."

The Blazers made 5-of-10 3-pointers, including three early in the fourth quarter that doubled the lead to 14 points and gave them control of the game for good.

"We made some timely 3-pointers, 3-pointers that allowed us to pull away a little bit," Cheeks said. "But really, that's not our game. We'll take them if they're there."

Rasheed Wallace made 6-of-9 shots for 20 points and Derek Anderson sank 7-of-10 for 18 for Portland, which has won five straight visits to Toronto. The last time it lost here was January 28, 1997, when current Blazer Damon Stoudamire played for the Raptors.

Portland's longest trip of the season resumes Tuesday with four games in five nights against Washington, New Jersey, Milwaukee and Minnesota.

"Today was a good team effort; everybody seemed to be hitting and playing and we're just happy we started this trip out with a victory," Wells said.

Carter scored 25 points and Morris Peterson added 22 for the Raptors, who have lost six of their last seven home games to fall to 4-6 at the Air Canada Centre.

Toronto was without injured center Antonio Davis, a late scratch with a swollen right knee. It showed as the Raptors were outscored 44-18 in the paint and had no answer for the interior offense of the Blazers.

"It is tough to have his scoring, his presence and his rebounding absent," Carter said. "It is important for us as a team to pull it together and everybody has to step up their game another level as long as we can until he gets back."

"We knew Antonio Davis wasn't going to play today, so it was going to be a little light on the inside," Wells said. "We made it a focus of our meeting pregame that we wanted to get it down low and try to take advantage of them missing their big player in the middle and use our size to our advantage."

The Blazers took the lead for good at 27-25 on a jumper by Stoudamire, who was booed every time he touched the ball. Wells had 14 points at halftime, offsetting 15 by Carter and helping Portland build a 58-52 lead.

"They shot the ball extremely well in the first half and it kept them right there," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "Their front line was a little stronger than ours and they hurt us there."

Toronto got within 75-73 with 4:19 left in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Alvin Williams, who had 17 points and seven assists. Wells answered with a basket and two free throws and Anderson converted a three-point play before the Raptors closed to 82-75 entering the final period.

Anderson and Wallace made 3-pointers 37 seconds apart to open the fourth quarter. After a basket by Voshon Lenard, Stoudamire ran down a loose ball in the backcourt following a wild scramble and found Anderson, who beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer to give the Blazers a 91-77 lead with 8:50 to play.

"It was nice, but we knew we had to start that (inside play) back up again," Anderson said.

Toronto got no closer than nine points thereafter.

Scottie Pippen scored 11 points and Wallace swept nine rebounds for Portland, which made 17-of-19 free throws.

Jerome Williams and Michael Bradley grabbed 10 boards each for the Raptors, who shot 45 percent (36-of-80) and made 10-of-22 from the arc.