Lillard has 27 and Blazers beat Cavs

Blazers defeated Cavaliers 101-82 Tuesday night

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, from France, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, from France, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held LeBron James to just 11 in a 101-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Lillard was nursing an abdominal strain but had 15 points by halftime after averaging just 13.7 points on 11-for-41 shooting in the first three games.

Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer that gave Portland a 92-74 lead with just over 4 minutes left. Matthews finished with 21 points and the Blazers (2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Kevin Love, who grew up in Oregon and played at Lake Oswego High School south of Portland, had his third straight double-double for Cleveland (1-2) with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Love and LaMarcus Aldridge — who finished with 16 points — battled much of the way.

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