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Mavericks Vs. Trail Blazers Final Score: Dallas Loses To Portland In Overtime, 99-97

The Dallas Mavericks managed to blow a 15-point first half lead by going flat in the third quarter to allow the Portland Trail Blazers to outscore the Mavericks 30-10. After blowing that lead the Mavericks had to come back from eight points down just to force overtime.

The Mavericks went on an 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter, but the Blazers responded to keep the game close. Shawn Marion made a layup 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime.

In overtime it was the Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge who had the hot hand and scored six points and the game winning 17-foot jumper as time expired for the win.

The Mavericks had six players score in double figures with Dirk Nowitzki leading the way with 23 points and 14 rebounds, but the difference in the game was a season-high 30 points by the Blazers' Raymond Felton.

The loss for the Mavericks dropped them to the No. 6 spot in West and 2.5 games behind the No. 4 spot.

For more on the Mavericks, head to Mavs Moneyball, and make sure to go visit Blazers Edge for everything on the Trail Blazers.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.