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Gameday Thread: Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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No Evan Turner tonight, as the Blazers play the Mavs at 7:00 pm on CSN NW and NBA TV. Chat with us!

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, the Portland Trail Blazers return home. Tonight is the end of a ten-game stretch where the Blazers traveled between every single game. They arrived home late last night after a disastrous night in Sacramento. Unfortunately, Dallas is early in their road trip, and are rested and waiting for them. After three straight losses, Portland really needs a win before they face the back-to-back onslaught of the Spurs and Raptors. Can they take care of business against a very bad Mavs team? We’ll see.

The Blazers hope to see the return of Al-Farouq Aminu tonight, but Evan Turner won’t play, according Casey Holdahl.

Sticking with the tradition of Christmas music related to the opponent, let’s pick an actual, current, popular singer. A foreign concept for me! Demi Lovato was born in Dallas, and I don’t feel like going through her entire bio. It’s not hard to find it. Anyway, here she is doing a cover of the last song you’d expect, Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”. Enjoy the gloriousness of the concept.

How To Watch Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers:

Time: 7:00 pm, PST
TV: CSN NW | NBA TV (No League Pass!)
Online Streaming: CSN NW is available on PlayStation Vue
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am

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