Lillard's 3 lifts Blazers to 119-116 win at Cavs

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    Portland Trail Blazers' Mo Williams, right, saves the ball from going out of bounds under pressure from Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, left, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


  • CLEVELAND — Damian Lillard made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.

    Lillard had a career-high eight 3-pointers while scoring 36 points. The 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year also had a fadeaway jumper as time expired to give Portland a 111-109 overtime victory over Detroit on Sunday.

    Portland (22-4) has the best record in the NBA and is 11-0 against the Eastern Conference. The Blazers have won five straight and are 12-2 on the road.

    Kyrie Irving’s bid for a tying 3-pointer bounced off the back of the rim at the buzzer. Irving and Dion Waiters scored 25 points apiece for Cleveland.

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Portland.