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Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers final score: Dame drops bomb on Cavs for the win

Lillard hit a deep three-pointer with less than a second remaining in a tie game to push the scorching Blazers past the Cavaliers.

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The Cavaliers have been playing much better in recent weeks, but the Trail Blazers have been scorching all season. And Damian Lillard is an animal.

The Portland point guard dropped a bomb from 26 feet with .4 seconds left on the clock, and a 40-footer from Kyrie Irving was off the mark at the buzzer as the Trail Blazers went into Cleveland and pulled out the 119-116 win to secure their spot atop the Western Conference at 22-4 for the season.

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Lillard scored 36 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight boards in the win. And he absolutely showed out against the former No. 1 overall pick, Irving. And LaMarcus Aldridge wasn't too bad himself.

In a league that's already put LeBron James' name on the next MVP trophy (I kid), LMA is making a statement. The big man went for 26 points, 15 boards and four assists as the Blazers shot nearly 45 percent as a team and hit 15 threes on the night against a Cavs team that was 7-3 at home prior to this game.

Irving had 25 points and 10 assists for Cleveland, and Dion Waiters really came out of his shell tonight with 25 of his own.

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