Damian Lillard had 30 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from nearly halfcourt to end the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Charlotte Hornets their fifth straight loss with a 115-112 victory

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ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

January 14, 2020, 6:49 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard just knew.

His shot to end the third quarter against Charlotte was listed at 47 feet in the official statistics.

“I was like, man, that’s going to have a chance,” Lillard said. “It was a good shot.”

The rest of the game wasn’t nearly as certain for the Portland Trail Blazers, who escaped with a 115-112 victory on Monday night.

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