CLEVELAND — Portland needed double-overtime to pick up their first win on their seven-game eastern road trip beating the Cavaliers 118-117 on Saturday night.
Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime to secure the win for the Trail Blazers. Alonzo Gee led the Cavaliers with 22 points but missed a free throw that would have given them a three-point lead before Batum hit the game-winning shot.
Cleveland had eight players score in double-figures but it wasn’t enough for the Cavaliers to win back-to-back games for the first time since March of last season.
Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters left the game in the second overtime with an ankle injury. Andy Varejao dislocated his right ring finger in the first quarter; although X-rays were negative and he did return to the game.
Cleveland plays at Detroit on Monday.