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Payton’s 2nd triple-double lifts Magic over Blazers 111-104

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic each added 22 points.

The triple-double was the second straight for Payton. He became the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and the first NBA rookie to do it since Antoine Walker, with the Boston Celtics in 1997.

Orlando led by as many as 13 before the Blazers fought back to take an 86-83 lead early in the fourth quarter. But the Magic responded with a 20-8 spurt to help close out the win.

LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Damian Lillard added 18.

The Blazers have lost three straight.

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