Portland played with heart tonight, but Dallas was just too much. Dirk Nowitzki helped the Mavericks hold off a late Blazer run on national television, as Portland falls to 12-14 for the season.
Box score here. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 35 points and 10 rebounds, including a huge fourth quarter to lead the almost-comeback.
Hang out here and discuss a tough loss tonight, and stay tuned for Dave's recap later. -- Tim