TORONTO (AP) -LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points, Steve Blake made a clutch 3-pointer with 9 seconds left, and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled Toronto coach Jay Triano's home debut with a 98-97 victory on Sunday.
Jermaine O'Neal scored a season-high 24 and blocked six shots and Chris Bosh added 19 points, but it wasn't enough to give Triano his first win as the Raptors lost their fourth straight game.
A basket by Brandon Roy pulled the Blazers even at 95-95 with 49 seconds left, but Bosh stepped back to sink a 14-foot jumper with 27 seconds to go.
Blake then drained his 3 over Jose Calderon, and Bosh missed his final shot. Blake finished with 19 points.
Calderon had 15 points and 13 assists for Toronto.
The Raptors led by as many as 16 points early in the second quarter, but the Blazers battled back to lead by 10 early in the fourth quarter.
The 50-year-old Triano, a former longtime Canadian national team player and coach, became the NBA's first Canadian head coach on Wednesday when he was named Sam Mitchell's replacement on an interim basis.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Duhon had 25 points and nine assists, Quentin Richardson scored 23, and New York blew most of a 29-point lead before holding on to snap a three-game losing streak.
Wilson Chandler and Al Harrington hit key 3-pointers for the Knicks, who dropped the Pistons to 0-5 on Sundays.
Harrington finished with 18 points and Chandler had 17 for the Knicks, who avoided their first four-game skid of the season. David Lee had 12 points and 19 rebounds as all but nine points came from New York's starters.
Tayshaun Prince had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who fell to 7-8 since Allen Iverson's debut with the team. Iverson and Arron Afflalo each finished with 17 points for the Pistons, who are 11-3 on the other days of the week.
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