"It came at a time when we would have liked it not to come", Damian Lillard said.
In addition to knocking off the Cavs, the Trail Blazers have twice defeated Golden State, and beaten division rivals Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Utah during the streak.
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Nate Oats revels in UB's huge win: 'We got a chance to beat Kentucky!' He said the extra media is a disadvantage for the Wildcats. Starting point guard Stephanie Reid went down with a sprained ankle injury with about five minutes left against Central Michigan.
James, wearing orange Nike LeBron 15 sneakers that were so bright they looked like they were fashioned out of a crossing guard's vest, took off from outside the paint and finished with a vicious dunk on Nurkic.
"I don't know about momentum but I think we're playing well", Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. We weren't at the level we needed to be all the time, mentally and with playing or approaching things with the goal we needed to. "We're using the energy of the crowd and the fact that we're the home team to our advantage".
Despite the insane moment taking place, the Portland Trai Blazers rolled on to win their 11th straight game; still keeping a two-game lead over the trailing Oklahoma City Thunder in search of locking down the third seed in the Western Conference.
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As James handled the ball midway through the first quarter, Portland struggled to rotate on a double high screen pick-and-roll from the Cavaliers.
As for whether or not LeBron believes Lillard is being overlook? Despite James finishing with 35 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, the Trail Blazers got the 113-105 win at Moda Center. "That's a unsafe situation for us".
The Cavs made it uncomfortable for Portland late, when they closed the gap to three points. LeBron is likely to hit free agency at the end of this season.
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That stretch was highlighted by a No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and a Big Ten Coach of the Year for Crean in 2016. Crean served as head coach at Marquette from 1999-2008, leading the program to the 2003 Final Four and four more NCAA bids.