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Lillard comes through in the clutch as Blazers edge Cavs

Cleveland, OH ( - Damian Lillard's eighth 3-pointer came just before the buzzer and gave the soaring Portland Trail Blazers a thrilling 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The eventual game-winner was already the fourth in the young season for Lillard, who was simply sensational in posting 36 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in leading the Blazers to their fifth straight victory and ninth in their last 10 games.

Portland led by 10 with two minutes remaining before Kyrie Irving led a late flurry to pull the Cavs even with 7.1 seconds remaining.

Lillard had the final answer, though, as he dribbled out most of the remaining time and rose over Alonzo Gee for the deciding bucket.

The clock struck zero before officials put four-tenths of a second back on the clock, and Irving drew iron on a leaning 3-pointer to officially end Cleveland's four-game home winning streak.

12/17 21:40:17 ET

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