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Blazers' Ariza denies allegations he abused 12-year-old son

LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles judge has issued a temporary restraining order keeping the Portland Trail Blazers' Trevor Ariza away from his 12-year-old son after the boy's mother alleged Ariza had physically abused him.

Ariza strongly denied the abuse allegations, saying the boy's mother, his former girlfriend Lana Allen, had engaged in a long campaign to hurt his relationship with his son and to take away his visitation rights, according to court papers obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Allen alleges in documents filed Aug. 27 that Ariza punched his son in the arm and shoulder and put him in a choke hold on July 25 during a month-long visit at Ariza's Los Angeles-area home.

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Leaders
Points: Damian Lillard30.0
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside13.5
Assists: Damian Lillard8.0
FG%: Hassan Whiteside62.1%
Steals: Jusuf Nurkic1.38
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside2.93
Defense (Rank)
Points: 116.1 (26)
Rebounds: 46.9 (27)
Assists: 24.9 (19)
FG%: 45.6% (11)
FT%: 77.1% (15)
3P%: 38.3% (29)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.0 (6)
Rebounds: 45.3 (12)
Assists: 20.6 (30)
FG%: 46.3% (14)
FT%: 80.4% (3)
3P%: 37.7% (3)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Denver 46 27 .630 --
x-Oklahoma City 44 28 .611 1.5
x-Utah 44 28 .611 1.5
x-Portland 35 39 .473 11.5
Minnesota 19 45 .297 22.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1/2020 Jaylen Adams Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/25/2020 Damian Lillard Right knee strain
7/1/2020 Caleb Swanigan Opted out of season
6/22/2020 Trevor Ariza Opted out of season
12/7/2019 Rodney Hood Torn left Achilles
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