Found April 06, 2012 on
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Portland Trail Blazers
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DALLAS (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge's buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper over the Mavericks' Brendan Haywood at the overtime buzzer for the victory and was mobbed by teammates at center court.
Jamal Crawford added 14 points for the Blazers, who've won four of six to remain in playoff contention with 10 games left.
Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jason Terry scored 18 points to lead defending champion Dallas.
With the score tied at 97 in the final minute of overtime, Felton misfired on a long 3-pointer, and Nowitzki grabbed the rebound. However, he threw the ball out of bounds while trying to pass to Shawn Marion streaking downcourt...
BEST OF MAXIM
Nice win last night by Portland over Dallas in OT.
LaMarcus Aldridge with the buzzer beater.
Greg Oden was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers last month, but the oft-injured center's agent reportedly said Oden is not set to give up on his career.
The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007, Oden has played in just 82 games while undergoing five major knee surgeries. But Oden's agent, Mike Conley, told CSNNW.com his client will continue to attempt a comeback in a career...
Add Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to the list of NBA folks that would like to see college basketball players stay in school longer than one year.
Before the start of the Mavericks' game Wednesday night in Dallas, Cuban said he'd like to see players forced to wait three years after high school before becoming eligible for the NBA draft.
"It's not even so much...
It's been a rough year for the Portland Trailblazers, and an even rougher one for Raymond Felton. I guess actually it's been roughest for Nate McMillan really, who was fired in part because Ray averaged a career low 10.4 points per game this season, but all of this is besides the point. What's important, at least for the purposes of this blog post, is that the Blazers...
DALLAS -- One pregame theme in Dallas before Friday's Blazers-at-Mavs meeting was the level of dysfunction in other NBA cities, and the Mavs' lack of blemishes in that department.
"I guess my perspective is it makes me realize how fortunate we are here to have very stable ownership and great stability with star players like Dirk (Nowitzki) and Jason Kidd and Jason Terry...
Mark Cuban recently put his foot in his mouth about the "one and done" rule the NBA has imposed on high school basketball players who would rather go straight to the NBA. In his own words, "I just think there's a lot more kids that get ruined coming out early or going to school trying to be developed to come out early than actually make it." Mr. Cuban would...
Dallas Mavericks reserve center Ian Mahinmi missed Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers to be with his financee for the birth of their child.
Mahinmi is expected to rejoin the team for Saturday night's game at Memphis.
Dallas starting guard Delonte West had been questionable for the game when he twisted his left ankle by stepping on a ball during Friday...
Wow and double wow; was that a game or what? The Dallas Mavericks looked like they really came to play, then they faltered and before you knew it, they were down by double-digits again, until we finally got to the fourth quarter, and then they were back on again.
As has been stated by the media, that if Dirk Nowitzki gets off to a slow start, then the Dallas Mavericks as a whole...
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and nine rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied after surrendering the lead to New Jersey in the fourth quarter for a 101-88 victory over the Nets on Wednesday night.
Nic Batum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before a late surge put New Jersey in front in the fourth.
For all the on-court struggles and off-court drama, LaMarcus Aldridge is undoubtedly the Portland Trail Blazers best player. Making his first All-Star game this season, Aldridge is averaging 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, with career highs from both the field (51.3%) and charity stripe (81.3%).One of Portland's biggest problems over the last several seasons has...