Portland Trail Blazers hold on to beat Orlando Magic 95-88

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The Trail Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 21 points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals in the win at Orlando.

Aaron Gordon, who was returning to the Magic lineup after missing two games with a concussion, limped off the court with 7:45 left in the game and the Magic trailing 85-69.

Lillard was happy to note afterward that the Portland defense, which was scorched for 103 or more points in all five games of the losing streak, had limited its second straight opponent to 98 or fewer.

Nikola Vucevic recorded 26 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which shot just 39 percent from the field, including 36 percent from three-point range.

"It feels good (to be back) and I've been saying it all year and all my life: I love this game so much and I love being out there with my teammates", Gordon said (via the team's website). The game finished with a total of 193 points, which was 21 points below the projected point total of 214 points.

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"We had some droughts early in the game and then you're fighting uphill and need the fourth quarter to be nearly flawless", Magic coach Frank Vogel said. "We've got to finish better".

Portland ranks 13th in second chance points per game (12.4) while Orlando ranks 25th (10.1).

Lillard is an exceptional pick-and-roll point guard, and was as a Blazers rookie; it took a while longer for Kemba Walker to develop all the different skills.

Orlando was able to make a late run and get to within 86-79 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining.

Walker, who has gone 3-8 in his career against Portland, has one career double-double (15 points, 11 assists) and four 20-point games in his meetings with the Trail Blazers. Obviously the stretch of the fourth quarter where Orlando made a comeback was a little unsettling. "We had a lot of poor offensive possessions".

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