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Damian Lilliard scores 32, Portland Trail Blazers rout Cleveland Cavaliers 141-105

The Cavs have now lost eight in a row.

CLEVELAND — (AP) Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their highest point total of the season and a 141-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lillard scored 16 in the first quarter and 14 in the third as Portland (37-29) moved within one-half game of the Mavericks and Lakers for fifth place in the Western Conference.

Kevin Love had 18 points for the Cavs (21-45), who lost their eighth straight, extending the longest active skid in the NBA. Anderson Varejao had one point and six rebounds in his first game with Cleveland since Feb. 10, 2016.

Now down to their last six games, the Cavaliers will have Thursday off before heading to Dallas Friday night to play the Mavericks.

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