Damian Lillard's 3-pointer in final seconds lifts Trail Blazers

The Blazers began their four-game trip with a 35-point win in Philadelphia on Saturday in which they hit 21 3-pointers and followed that with two dramatic victories. They went 15 for 33 from long range against the Cavs.

Cleveland scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to take a 97-92 lead. Six points by Waiters and a 3-pointer by Earl Clark accounted for the run.

The game featured two of the hottest players in the league. Irving was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 29 points in three games last week. Aldridge was named the West's top player for the third time this season after averaging 25.5 points in the Blazers' four wins last week.

Cleveland has lost to Miami and Portland by a total of 10 points in its last two games.

Game notes
Tuesday marked the second career matchup between Irving and Lillard. The two faced off in Portland in January when Irving scored 31 points and Lillard was held to 13 in Cleveland's 93-88 win. ... The Cavaliers scored 59 points in the first half, the most they have totaled in the first two quarters this season. ... The Blazers end their trip Wednesday against Minnesota. ... Portland rookie G C.J. McCollum, a Canton native, hasn't played this season because of a broken left foot.

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