Joe G's Running Game Blog
1:28, 4Q - POR 102, CLE 96 ... Blazers score 6 straight out of the break, refs miss blatant charge on Lopez; Cavs need a quick score.
2:31, 4Q - POR 96, CLE 96 ... back and forth action all night in Portland, 15 ties, 13 lead changes; Waiters has been good in 4Q, but Cavs have squandered several scoring chances; Deng leads CLE again, 25 pts; Kyrie w/21; Waiters now w/18; Coach Brown will ride five on floor rest of the way -- four starters + Waiters.
9:10, 4Q - POR 86, CLE 80 ... Mo Williams' three gives Blazers their biggest lead of the game; former Cav now with 8 pts off bench; Cavs reserves -- top scoring second unit in the East -- not bringing it tonight, Waiters w/13 pts, just 9 for rest of reserves; Deng still leads Cavs w/20.
End 3Q - POR 77, CLE 75 ... Aldridge does it at the buzzer again, hits a turnaround to give the Blazers the lead headed to 4Q; still just three Cavs in double-figures - Deng (20 pts), Kyrie (19) and Waiters (13); Cavs shooting 48 pct FG; Andy leads CLE w/10 reb.
6:01, 3Q - CLE 65, POR 63 ... Good PG battle brewing in 2H; Kyrie leads Cavs w/19 pts, 6-13 FG, Lillard w/20; Deng w/14 pts; Andy leads everyone w/10 reb.
End 1H - POR 54, CLE 50 ... Aldridge follows Lillard miss to close half; Lillard leads everyone with 20 pts; three Cavs in double-figures -- Kyrie, 15 pts, 4-10 FG; Deng, 5-8 FG, 12 pts; Waiters, 5-10 FG, 11 pts, 3 assists; Cavs shooting 48 pct FG, Blazers 45 pct; Andy leads everyone w/7 reb; Blazers have already attempted 15 three-pointers.
2:25, 2Q - CLE 46, POR 46 ... Lillard cans a pair of treys to tie the game, now with 17 pts to lead everyone; Kyrie leads Cavs w/13 pts, 3-7 FG, 6-6 FG -- 8 pts in 2Q; Cavs shooting an even 50 pct FG; Waiters, 11 off bench, Deng, all 10 pts in 1Q
8:56, 2Q - CLE 36, POR 30 ... Deng leads CLE w/10 pts, 4-4 FG, 2-2 3 pt FG; Cavs shooting 57 pct FG; Waiters, 11 pts off bench.