Isaiah Rider scored a season-high 38 points as the Portland Trail Blazers broke out of their homecourt doldrums with a 97-90 win over the Toronto Raptors Sunday night.
Rider, who has scored 30 points or more five times this season, has totaled 67 points in his last two games. Rasheed Wallace added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Portland.
The Blazers had lost two straight on their home court, where they are 13-10 this season.
The Raptors, led by Damon Stoudamire's 21 points, rallied from 14 back in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 94-89 on John Wallace's free throws with 33.4 remaining. But two free throws by Rider and one by Kelvin Cato settled the outcome.
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