National Basketball Association
Portland 99, Dallas 97
When: 8:30 PM ET, Friday, April 6, 2012
TRAIL BLAZERS 99, MAVERICKS 97 (OT):
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
#19 James Capers, #16 David Guthrie, #68 Marat Kogut
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
Raymond Felton 30
Dirk Nowitzki 23
Raymond Felton 6
Rodrigue Beaubois 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 12
Dirk Nowitzki 14
Jamal Crawford 5
||Free Throws Made
Dirk Nowitzki 4
Raymond Felton 2
Jason Terry 3
LaMarcus Aldridge 1
Brandan Wright 2
Team Stats Summary
Dallas will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .520 after a loss.
Portland will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .700 after a loss.