Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/7/13
Blazers fall to Mavs Coming off a road victory at Minnesota in their first game of a six-game road stretch, the Portland Trail Blazers (25-24)were starting to establish a little bit of that momentum that they have previously lost last month. Though the game was much closer than it should have been, the Blazers found a way to escape any let-down away from Portland as they held off a Timberwolves team that fought its way back into the game. When Portland took the court against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, there were plenty of similarities between this contest and their game in Minnesota. The Blazers established a lead, could not find a way to continue building that lead in the second half, LaMarcus Aldridge had a monster game, and Nicolas Batum was still missing. Portland couldn’t duplicate an impressive first-half effort as they fell to the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez/AP) Unfortunately for the Blazers and their fans, Portland could not find a way to squeak ou...
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