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Damian Lillard's 50 points not enough

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Despite 50 from Lillard, Blazers fall to Raptors (1:48)

Damian Lillard scores 50 points, one shy of his career high, but it is not enough as Toronto beats Portland 117-115 behind 38 points from DeMar DeRozan and 28 from Kyle Lowry. (1:48)

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors held off Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night in Toronto.

Each team's stars dominated in this game, as DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 66 of the Raptors' 117 points, while Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 74 of the Blazers' 115 points.

Lillard dominant in defeat

Lillard scored 50 points, becoming the second player in franchise history with multiple 50-point games in his career, joining Geoff Petrie. Lillard and Stephen Curry are the only players this season with multiple 50-point games.

Lillard is the second player this season to score 50 points in a loss, joining DeMarcus Cousins, who did it on Jan. 25 against the Hornets. He's also the second player in Blazers history to score 50 points in a loss, joining Damon Stoudamire in 2005.

Lillard now has three 40-point games this season, with the three games coming against the Warriors (twice) and the Raptors. The last Blazers player with three 40-point games in a season is Brandon Roy in 2009-10.

Since the start of February, Lillard has nine 30-point games, the most in the NBA in that span.

DeRozan nearly makes history

DeRozan had a season-high 38 points, doing most of his work at the free throw line. He made 24 free throws, most by any NBA player this season, including starting 24-for-24 from the line.

Had he made his final free throw of the game, he would have been the first player in NBA history to go 25-for-25 from the foul line. The previous NBA records for made free throws without a miss were 23 by Dominique Wilkins in 1992 (regular season) and 24 by Dirk Nowitzki in 2011 (postseason).

DeRozan's 24 made free throws set a Raptors single-game record. The team also set franchise records for free throws made (43) and attempted (54).

Raptors' home winning streak continues

Toronto has now won 12 straight home games, extending the longest streak in franchise history.

It is the fourth-longest streak by any team this season. The Spurs (29), Warriors (26) and Celtics (13) have longer streaks, and all those streaks are also still active.

The win kept the Raptors two games behind the Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.