Lillard also grabbed seven rebounds in the game, which ended with Denver losing for the eighth time in their last nine outings.
Denver had 16 points from J.J. Hickerson and 17 from Randy Foye. Hickerson also harvested a hefty 25 rebounds in the game, including 15 on offense.
Portland led 82-69 at the end of three quarters and survived despite being outscored 26-18 in the fourth.
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