DAMIAN LILLARD came spinning down the lane at the end of overtime and was blanketed by Rodney Stuckey, leaving Portland's guard no choice but to fade to his right for a last-ditch shot.
The ball dropped right through the basket, giving the Blazers a 111-109 road victory over the Detroit Pistons last night.
"Stuckey did a great job," said Lillard, who scored eight of his 23 points in overtime. "He blocked my first move, and I knew he wouldn't let me get to the basket, so I just spun off my other shoulder and put up a fadeaway."
Detroit led by 13 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pistons looked out of sorts offensively down the stretch.
Portland, which made 21 three-point shots in Saturday's rout of the Sixers, went 7-for-26 last night.
In other games:
* At Sacramento, Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming over in a trade from Toronto, leading the Kings past the Houston Rockets, 106-91.
* At Memphis, Kevin Love had 30 points and nine rebounds as Minnesota beat the Grizzlies, 101-93.
* At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and the Thunder held off Orlando, 101-98.
* At Denver, J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Nuggets posted a 102-93 over New Orleans, which was wihtout Tyreke Evans (sprained left ankle).