PORTLAND, ORE.: LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 18 rebounds, including 9 consecutive points for the Blazers late in the fourth quarter, and the Cavs went scoreless for nearly three minutes at the end of the game to lose 108-96 Wednesday at Moda Center.
Luol Deng had 25 points, Kyrie Irving had 21 and Anderson Varejao had 14 rebounds, but Varejao's tip-in to tie the game at 96 was their final score of the night. The Blazers scored the game's final 12 points, including 3-pointers from Wes Matthews and
Damian Lillard. Lillard had 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists after beating the Cavs at the buzzer in the previous meetings between these teams in Cleveland.
The Cavs were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, while the Blazers were well rested. The Cavs missed their final six shots of the night. They fall to 2-2 on this road trip, which concludes Friday at the Denver Nuggets.