THE Cavaliers caught fire in the fourth quarter, beating the Portland Trail Blazers, 127-110, on Tuesday in Cleveland (Wednesday, Manila time).
Isaiah Thomas made his debut with the Cavaliers, scoring 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting in 19 minutes of action.
The Cavaliers broke away from a tight game, overpowering the Blazers, 36-23, in the fourth.
LeBron James came up with 24 points and Kevin Love added 19.
The Blazers could not get a win run going after downing the Chicago Bulls.