Damian Lillard did it again Tuesday night. Lillard broke a 116-116 tie by nailing a three-pointer with 0.4 seconds to play, giving the Portland Trail Blazers a 119-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The three-pointer capped off a huge game from Lillard,who scored 36 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had another monster game. The MVP candidate scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out four assists.
Wesley Matthews finished with 18 points and Nicolas Batum had 14 points and nine rebounds.
The Cavaliers were led by Kyrie Irving, who had 25 points and 10 assists. Despite being surrounded by trade rumors, having to make public denials and being listed as questionable after bumping knees with big man Tyler Zeller in practice, Dion Waiters scored 25 points and dished out five assists for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers gave a valiant effort. Trailing by 10 with just 2:15 to go, the Cavaliers went on a 12-2 run led by Irving, who scored nine straight points. The Cavaliers tied the game when Irving found Anderson Varejao with just 7.1 seconds left to set up Lillard’s shot.
The Blazers are now a perfect 11-0 against the Eastern Conference and 22-4 overall. The Cavaliers are 9-15.