NBA Game Summary - Portland at Dallas|
(Saturday, January 18th)
Final Score: Portland 127, Dallas 111
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and pulled
down 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 127-111 drubbing of
the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
Nicolas Batum added 21 points and seven rebounds, Robin Lopez had 16 points
and 12 boards and Damian Lillard finished with 14 points and 10 assists for
the Trail Blazers, winners in five straight.
Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 18 points and Monta Ellis added 15 for the
Mavericks, who lost for just the second time in six games.
Portland raced out to a 35-23 lead after 12 minutes. With 3:22 left in the
frame, Lopez sparked a 16-5 run with his three-point play. Batum and Aldridge
combined for the next 11 points of the flurry with six and five, respectively.
Devin Harris hit a shot at the buzzer to make it a 12-point game heading into
The Blazers kept their foot on the gas in the second, and Thomas Robinson made
it 46-28 with his slam at the 8:42 mark. The Mavs were able to get within
eight, 54-46, with 3:38 remaining in the first half, but Portland outscored
Dallas 17-6 the rest of the way to go into the break with a commanding 71-52
The Blazers led 104-70 following the third quarter and their lead swelled to
38 early in the fourth en route to the blow out win.
Portland coach Terry Stotts was an assistant for the Mavs from 2008-2012,
helping Dallas to the 2011 NBA Championship ... The Blazers dominated inside,
outscoring the Mavs 60-38 in the paint and outrebounding Dallas 55-30 ...
Dallas have up a season-high 71 points in the first half ... DeJuan Blair and
Jae Crowder finished with 13 points apiece off the bench for Dallas.
01/18 23:25:22 ET