LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 32 points and notched 18 rebounds, while Damian Lillard added 28 points and 6 rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers take down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-96. This is the third win in a row for Portland (29-9).
Aldridge went 12-26 and converted 7-7 from the free throw line. Luol Deng had another strong performance for Cleveland in the loss, scoring 25 points on 10-20 shooting, including 2-7 from behind the arc. Tristan Thompson chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds.
This drops Cleveland (14-25) to 0-2 against Portland on the year.
Coming up, the Trail Blazers square off with the San Antonio Spurs, who are 31-8 on the season. The Cavaliers match up with the Denver Nuggets, currently sitting at 19-18 this year. The Trail Blazers are 1-0 versus San Antonio this season. The Cavaliers have a 1-0 record against Denver this season.