Orlando tops Portland, snaps 9-game slide

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Mar 26 2014 08:56 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2014 04:56 AM

Reserve forward Tobias Harris had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic snap a nine-game losing streak with a comfortable victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Magic center Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie point guard Victor Oladipo contributed 13 points and a game-high six assists.

Robin Lopez had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who lost their third consecutive game.

Portland (45-27) has won only four of their last 13 games, falling four games behind Houston for the fourth seed berth and home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Cavaliers 102, Raptors 100

Dion Waiters scored a game-high 24 points and handed out seven assists in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 102-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Since being inserted into the starting lineup five games ago after an injury to Kyrie Irving, Waiters is averaging 23.8 points and 6.4 assists for the Cavaliers (28-44), who earned their second win in a row.

Kyle Lowry posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists for the Raptors (39-31), who came into the game the third place in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto's Greivis Vasquez turned his ankle and lost his footing as the final buzzer sounded, giving up possession and any chance of forcing overtime.