Blazers seek tie vs Pelicans, Raptors aim for rare 2-0 lead

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes against the defense of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic, left, and forward Darius Miller during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Randy L. Rasmussen)

The Portland Trail Blazers fought their way through a pressure-packed playoff race to earn home-court advantage in a series, then lost it in one game.