CLEVELAND, OH -- Despite the Cavaliers hosting a Portland team that is on their 6th game of their road trip, Cleveland looked like the tired team on Wednesday night. Portland scored 102 points through the first three quarters and had a large enough lead to rest their starters for the remainder of the game, cruising to a 141-105 win over the hometown Cavaliers.
Damian Lillard torched the Cavaliers for 32 points on 10-17 shooting in 31 total minutes. Carmello Anthony, who is now top 10 in the NBA all time scoring list, led the charge off the bench with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 dimes.
The Cavaliers have now dropped eight straight and are crawling to the finish line that is the end of the regular season. Cleveland will take on the Mavericks on Friday night for the first of two straight games against Dallas. Tip-off on Friday is set for 8:30 pm ET at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.