Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Damian Lillard poured in 24 points and keyed
a furious Portland comeback that lifted the Trail Blazers to a 118-112
overtime win over the slumping Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Fourteen of Lillard's scoring total came during the fourth quarter or
overtime, and the talented rookie netted eight points as part of a 23-5 run
that enabled the Blazers to overcome an 18-point deficit with five minutes
left in regulation and force extra time. The young guard added nine assists in
the improbable rally.
LaMarcus Aldridge racked up 25 points and 13 rebounds and Nicolas Batum
finished with 17 points and 13 boards for Portland, which also received 19
points from Wesley Matthews in its second straight victory after opening its
current road trip with four losses.
The Bobcats have now dropped four in a row following a surprising 7-5 start to
the season, and failed to hold on to their seemingly comfortable late lead
despite 29 points from Ben Gordon and a 22-point, 7-assist effort out of Kemba
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