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Wesley Matthews Postgame
The Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 21-point deficit handed down by the Dallas Mavericks and it was the heroics of LaMarcus Aldridge that bailed out his team with a game-winning fadeway jumper that left the Mavericks stunned.
Trail Blazers won 106-104.
During the second quarter was where the Mavericks (19-26) did most of their damage holding the Trail Blazers (23-22) to just 14 points, a season-low in the second quarter for the Trail Blazers this season.
At the half, the Mavericks were up 59-42.
The Mavericks increased their lead to 21 in the third as they were clicking on all cylinders. As usual, the The Trail Blazers wouldn't give up and ended the third quarter on a 16-4 run, entering the fourth down 80-74.
After a Ronnie Price three and a breakaway dunk by Sasha Pavlovic, the Trail Blazers tied the game at 88 with 7:11 left in the fourth. Pavlovic followed it up with a driving layup to give the Trail Blazers a 90-88 lead with 6:43 remaining in the game.
Aldridge would go on to score nine huge buckets to set the table for his amazing shot.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points and brought down 13 rebounds. JJ Hickson reached his 25th double-double of the season by collecting 26 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. Wesley Matthews chipped in 17 points to go along with six rebounds. Damian Lillard had 10 points and eight assists.
For the second consecutive game, Nicolas Batum was absent from his usual stellar self. He finished with 10 points, four rebounds and six assists. His first rebound came at the 6:01 mark in the third and his first field goal came a little over a minute later.
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