Cleveland 93, Portland 88

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #36 David Jones, #14 Ed Malloy, #39 Brenda Pantoja
Attendance - 18880

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 26 27 21 19 93
Portland 21 15 29 23 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 10-31 4-12 6-19 W1
Portland 20-19 13-6 7-13 L4

Recap


Cavaliers 93, Trail Blazers 88: Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and Tristan Thompson added 19 and 14 rebounds as Cleveland halted its four-game road losing streak.

Tyler Zeller contributed 11 points and nine boards for the Cavaliers, who are 1-3 on their five-game road trip.

Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and J.J. Hickson recorded double-doubles for Portland, which has lost four in a row. Batum had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Aldridge added 15 and 10 and Hickson chipped in 13 and 11.

Cleveland held a 26-21 lead after one quarter as Irving scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. The guard was kept off the scoresheet in the second, but the Cavaliers still managed to begin the period with a 13-2 run and finish it with a 53-36 advantage.

Portland battled back in the second half as it opened the third quarter with a 10-2 burst and cut the deficit to nine points entering the fourth before a 3-pointer by Damian Lillard with 6:07 remaining forged a 75-75 tie. Cleveland fell behind by one after building a five-point lead, but Irving put the Cavaliers ahead for good with a jumper with 1:55 left and added a bank shot and two free throws to secure the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Trail Blazers have lost two straight at home following a nine-game winning streak at the Rose Garden. ... Portland G Wesley Matthews scored 17 points on the strength of four 3-pointers. ... Cleveland G Dion Waiters had just five points on 1-of-9 shooting after scoring a career-high 33 against Sacramento on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Portland
Kyrie Irving 31 Scoring Nicolas Batum 23
Kyrie Irving 5 Assists Damian Lillard 7
Tristan Thompson 14 Rebounds Nicolas Batum 12
Alonzo Gee 5 Free Throws Made Damian Lillard 6
Kyrie Irving 4 Steals Will Barton 1
Tyler Zeller 2 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 93 38.6 4-17 25-32 16 40 4 11 8
Portland 88 39.2 9-29 17-26 19 54 7 6 19

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .281 after a loss.