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NBA: Andre Miller leads Blazers to 101-87 win over Raptors

TORONTO — Andre Miller had 18 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, Brandon Roy scored 20 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-87 on Wednesday night.

Rudy Fernandez scored 17 points, Jerryd Bayless had 11 and Juwan Howard 10 for the Trail Blazers, who won their second straight to open a five-game road trip that will also take them to Chicago, Minnesota and Memphis.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points, Jarrett Jack had 18 and Andrea Bargnani added 15 as the Raptors failed to top 100 points, ending a 20-game streak that began Jan. 6 at Orlando. Toronto went 14-6 in that span.

Amir Johnson had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors.

Both teams were missing starters. Toronto's Chris Bosh sat out for the third straight game with a sprained left ankle and was replaced by Rasho Nesterovic. Howard started for Portland in place of Marcus Camby, who left Tuesday's win at New Jersey with a sprained right ankle.

Turkoglu had seven quick points but picked up his third foul just over three minutes in and headed to the bench. The offense stalled without him, and six Toronto turnovers and eight points from Roy helped Portland take a 32-24 lead after one.

Toronto called timeout after Roy's corner 3 made it 51-34 with 3:33 left in the second, but closed the half on a 13-4 run, capped by a 3 from Turkoglu, to make it 53-47 at the break.

Miller scored six points in the third and Bayless and Fernandez each added five as Portland overcame nine points from Jack to pull away again, taking a 78-68 lead into the fourth.

With the game going at the same time as Canada's Olympic hockey showdown against Russia, the announced crowd was 16,161 at Air Canada Centre, but there were empty seats in every section. Many watched the hockey live in stadium bars, restaurants and suites, and there were noticeable cheers each time Canada scored and some boos after Russian goals. The screens on the main scoreboard switched to hockey after the basketball game finished.

NOTES: Turkoglu's season high is 26, set at New York on Jan. 28. He played without the face mask he has worn in parts of recent games to protect a fractured orbital bone. ... The Raptors are 8-17 all-time against the Trail Blazers. ... This was the first meeting of the season between these teams. They last played Dec. 27, 2008, a game Portland won 102-89.