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Blazers Coast Past Cavs 129-112

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Portland snaps a two-game slide behind hot three-point shooting and a triple-double from the Bosnian Beast.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112 on Wednesday night, bouncing back in their return to Moda Center after back-to-back losses on the road. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 33 points, while Jordan Clarkson led the Cavs with 22.

Here are a few key takeaways from tonight’s game:

  • Triple-double! Jusuf Nurkic recorded the team’s first triple-double since 2014 thanks to a late flurry of dimes down the stretch. The big man finished with an even 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, in addition to five blocks.
  • It’s raining threes! The Blazers went 16-29 from distance on the night. 11 of those makes came in the first half, a season high.
  • Mercy! Late in the first half, Lillard passed Jerome Kersey for the fifth most made field goals in team history, with his 3,982nd bucket.

Up Next

The Blazers host the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Stay tuned for a deeper dive into tonight’s game from Brian Freeman.