Batum, Blazers Beat Magic 110-94


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his fourth career triple-double and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Orlando Magic their fifth straight loss with a 110-94 victory Wednesday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge kept Portland in it despite a sluggish start and finished with 36 points and nine rebounds. The Blazers, who came in having loss four of their last six, avoided a season-high three-game losing streak.

Portland was coming off a 123-119 loss at Sacramento on Tuesday night. Damian Lillard had a career-high 41 points in the defeat, but was held to 11 against the Magic.

Arron Afflalo had 22 points for the Magic, who were coming off a 101-81 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night to open a five-game road trip.

Orlando was without center Nikola Vucevic, who sustained a concussion in the loss to the Clippers and is day-to-day.

Source: Associated Press