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In a highly entertaining game, it was a incredibly low probability shot that won this back-and-forth battle. Nicolas Batum’s fallaway corner three went in with 0.2 seconds remaining to take this one away from the Cavaliers 118-117 in double overtime at The Q. Batum (22 points) was one of three Portland scorers over the 20-point mark with rookie Damian Lillard (24) and Lamarcus Aldridge (21) also reaching the mark. The Cavs were led by Alonzo Gee’s 22 points, but he missed the first of two free throws in the final seconds and allowed the bucket to Batum. Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller both turned in fantastic frontcourt performances with 19 points and 17 rebounds and 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively. The Cavaliers are now 4-13 and next face the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills Monday night. Portland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Lillard G 45:51 9-17 4-7 2-2 +4 2 6 11 6 1 0 0 4 24 W. Matthews G 44:12 3-12 1-5 4-4 +7 1 4 10 1 0 1 1 1 11 J.J. Hickson C 34:54 4-5 0-0 3-4 +12 2 5 2 0 2 1 1 1 11 N. Batum F 46:09 7-15 3-4 5-6 +16 3 7 0 1 2 2 0 5 22 L. Aldridge F 43:34 10-21 0-0 1-3 +4 2 9 0 1 1 0 2 5 21 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 46-94 9-25 17-21   12 41 25 14 7 9 4 21 118 Percentages .489 .360 .810   Team Rebounds: 8 M. Leonard 19:40 1-1 0-0 0-0 -10 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 L. Babbitt 12:59 2-7 0-4 0-0 -7 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 W. Barton 12:47 3-5 1-3 0-0 -14 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 7 J. Freeland 12:15 3-4 0-0 2-2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 N. Smith 12:09 3-6 0-2 0-0 -3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 J. Jeffries 5:30 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 V. Claver DNP – Inactive S. Pavlovic DNP – Coach’s Decision R. Price DNP – Coach’s Decision E. Williams DNP – Inactive Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Pargo G 35:35 3-12 3-6 4-4 -11 0 2 8 3 1 0 1 1 13 D. Waiters G 35:30 4-17 2-8 2-2 -2 0 5 7 2 1 0 1 2 12 A. Varejao C 46:46 7-11 0-0 5-6 0 8 17 5 2 2 0 2 4 19 A. Gee F 38:21 9-17 3-8 1-3 -3 0 4 3 2 1 0 1 4 22 T. Thompson F 37:32 5-8 0-0 0-0 -12 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 5 10 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 43-99 13-35 18-22   15 48 32 16 6 4 9 21 117 Percentages .434 .371 .818   Team Rebounds: 15 T. Zeller 31:18 6-11 0-0 2-2 +10 4 10 2 1 0 2 2 1 14 D. Gibson 29:28 2-9 2-6 0-0 +6 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 6 O. Casspi 19:46 4-9 3-6 0-1 +2 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 D. Sloan 15:44 3-5 0-1 4-4 +5 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 10 K. Irving DNP – Inactive K. Jones DNP – Inactive J. Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision C.J. Miles DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision  
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