Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Damian Lillard's layup with 6.9 seconds remaining lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 90-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.
Miles Plumlee put the Suns ahead by one with 51.9 seconds left to play. After empty possessions both ways, Portland called timeout to advance the ball to midcourt. Lillard took the inbounds pass and used a LaMarcus Aldridge screen to turn the corner and finish an uncontested layup at the rim.
Phoenix had a number of chances in the closing seconds. Eric Bledsoe drove on Nicolas Batum and missed a layup, but P.J. Tucker kept it alive with a tip shot that bounced off the back of the rim to Markieff Morris. Morris caught the rebound and had one final look, but his layup hung on the rim and fell off as the clock hit zero.
Thomas Robinson had 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench for Portland, while Robin Lopez contributed a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double. Aldridge and Lillard had 12 and 11 points, respectively, on a combined 9-for-32 from the field.
Bledsoe paced Phoenix with 23 points and six assists. Gerald Green scored 17 points and Plumlee registered 10 points and 10 boards in the setback.