By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) – Portland Trail Blazers won against Toronto Raptors with a 122-117 score in an NBA game on Monday.
The Blazers' CJ McCollum was the highest scorer of this team with 23 points and seven rebounds at Amalie Arena.
Robert Covington and Damian Lillard made double-double in the victory.
Covington scored 13 points and 12 rebounds as Lillard produced 22 points and 11 assists.
For the losing side, Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam finished with 26 points and eight rebounds.
Canadian center Chris Boucher came off the bench to add 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Following this win, six-place the Blazers improve to 28-18 win/loss record in the Western Conference.
– Andre Drummond moves to LA Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Monday that American center Andre Drummond joined the team.
"Andre Drummond gives us powerful, anchor-point skills on both ends of the court. We feel extremely fortunate to add a player of his caliber and magnitude to our core group at this stage of our journey to defend the NBA title," Vice President of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka said in a statement.
The two-time NBA All-Star averaged 14.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists in 624 games for Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons.
Drummond is one of 20 players in league history to record more than 9,000 career points, 8,500 rebounds, 850 steals, and 950 blocks.
The 27-year-old is also the NBA’s all-time leader in seasons with at least 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 100 steals, and 100 blocks, having accomplished the feat four times.
– Nets sign forward LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge, who is a seven-time All-Star forward agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, the club said in a statement.
"The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released," the Nets added.
The 35-year-old has averaged 19.4 points and 8.3 rebounds in his 15 NBA seasons that included nine years with Portland.
Toronto Raptors – Portland Trail Blazers: 117-122
Denver Nuggets – Atlanta Hawks: 126-102
Los Angeles Lakers – Orlando Magic: 96-93