Cavs Stumble in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers started slow but pulled away to beat the Cavaliers 98-78 Sunday night.

Kyrie Irving had 21 points, eleven in the third quarter.  Antawn Jamison had 11 rebounds.  Cleveland (4-4) was coming off a 98-87 victory at Minnesota on Friday.  The Cavs were playing the third game of an eight-game road trip.

Anderson Varejao put the Cavs ahead 32-3 late in the half, but the Blazers went on a 12-3 run capped by Matthews' 3-pointer to lead 42-35 at the break.

The Cavs activated 7-foot Turkish center Semih Erden before the game.  Erden had not played this season because of a broken right thumb.  He did make an appearance late in the fourth quarter.