Lillard and Blazers vs Phoenix Suns 102122

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shots a free throw against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 21, 2022, at the Moda Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-22) couldn’t hit the big shot down the stretch once more and fell to visiting Cleveland 119-113. The loss keeps Portland in 11th in the Western Conference, .5 game behind Utah and Minnesota in 9th and 10th and only two games back of the Los Angeles Clippers for the six seed.

After going 6 for 35 from deep two days ago against Orlando, Damian Lillard came out and hit his first shot of the night from beyond the arc. In fact, Portland started 4 for 5 and kept the lead despite the Cavaliers getting multiple alley-oops to Jarrett Allen on the other end.

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Managing sports editor

I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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