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Blazers edge Suns 90-89 on Lillard's late layup

  • Article by: ANNE M. PETERSON
  • Associated Press
  • November 13, 2013 - 11:55 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard hit a layup with 6.5 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 90-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

The Suns led by as many nine points in the second half but the Blazers went ahead 78-77 on Lillard's hook shot with 6:45 left. The teams traded the lead as time ticked down until Eric Bledsoe's layup put Phoenix up 87-83.

Wesley Matthews made a 3-pointer and Robin Lopez tipped in a shot to put the Blazers in front 88-87 with 1:35 left. Miles Plumlee's layup gave the Suns the lead again, but then Bledsoe missed a shot with 11.9 seconds remaining, giving the ball to the Blazers.

Lillard drove to the hoop and scored, and Markieff Morris missed a chance at a tip-in for Phoenix at the buzzer.

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