Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/2/12
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CLEVELAND -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had a close miss at the end of the first overtime period. He wasn't about to be denied given a second chance. Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining propelled Portland to a 118-117 win over Cleveland in double overtime Saturday before 16,624 at Quicken Loans Arena. Batum's 12-footer at the end of overtime was overruled by a video replay. He came back with a vengeance in the second OT. "I almost won it with that first one," he said. "I had to make sure the second would count." He fired in 22 points, including three of four from behind the 3-point arc, and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers (7-10), who snapped a four-game losing streak. "It was great to get a win," Batum said. "It was a great game to watch. Both teams played great basketball." Slick rookie guard Damian Lillard led all scorers with 24 points, 11 assists and six rebounds. The teams were tied at 103 after the first overtime. It looked like...
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