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Matthews has 26 and Trail Blazers outlast Bucks 120-115 in OT

  • Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) knocks the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) knocks the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) tries to knock the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks guard Ramon Sessions (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) tries to knock the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks guard Ramon Sessions (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)  (The Associated Press)

Wesley Matthews had 26 points, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame the tenacious Milwaukee Bucks 120-115 on Tuesday night.

Robin Lopez added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, who had been in a funk with losses in five of their last six games. Portland (44-24) has also struggled with the absence of injured forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

Brandon Knight had 24 points and Ramon Sessions added a season-high 23 for Milwaukee, which lost its fifth straight. The Bucks (13-55) are just 2-24 against the Western Conference.

Despite the worst record in the NBA, the Bucks gave the Blazers trouble for most of the game. There were 23 lead changes in regulation, and neither team was able to pull ahead by double digits.