Damian Lillard scored 24 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Portland over Cleveland, 118-117, on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Portland was an underdog by 1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 193.5.
Portland got 22 points from Nicolas Batum and another 21 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Damian Lillard contributed 11 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Cleveland got 22 points from Alonzo Gee in a losing cause and another 19 points from Anderson Varejao. Jeremy Pargo contributed 8 assists for the Cavaliers, while Anderson Varejao had 17 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Cleveland were victorious, as the score was 48-47 at the break.
Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-41.
Next game, Portland takes its act on the road to face Charlotte looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Detroit.