National Basketball Association
Portland 99, Dallas 97
When: 8:30 PM ET, Friday, April 6, 2012
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials: #19 James Capers, #16 David Guthrie, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance: 20544

TRAIL BLAZERS 99, MAVERICKS 97 (OT): Raymond Felton had a season-high 30 points and LaMarcus Aldridge hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer in overtime to lead visiting Portland to back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two months.

Aldridge had six of the Blazers' eight points in the extra frame to help secure the victory. Aldridge finished with 25 points and hauled in 12 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki, who had a team-high 23 points and 13 rebounds, launched an outlet pass out of the reach of Shawn Marion with the game tied 97-97 and 18.8 seconds remaining in the extra frame to give Portland the final possession.

Dallas led by as many as 15 in the second quarter, but Felton led the Trail Blazers on a 20-3 run in the third quarter to lead 74-66. The Mavericks converted only four of their 18 field goal attempts in the frame.

After Dallas cut the deficit to two late in the fourth quarter, Jason Terry spotted Marion cutting to the basket for an easy layup with 15.6 seconds remaining to tie the game at 91 and force overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams will meet again for the season series finale next Friday in Portland ... Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi (personal) and guard Jason Kidd (groin) didn't play ... With a 3-pointer in the first quarter, Terry passed Peja Stojakovic for fifth on the NBA’s all-time list.
Top Game Performances
Portland   Dallas
Raymond Felton 30 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 23
Raymond Felton 6 Assists Rodrigue Beaubois 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 12 Rebounds Dirk Nowitzki 14
Jamal Crawford 5 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 4
Raymond Felton 2 Steals Jason Terry 3
LaMarcus Aldridge 1 Blocks Brandan Wright 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 99 43.6 8-21 9-11 17 51 2 5 12
Dallas 97 45.2 7-24 6-8 19 44 5 6 11
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.