In a high scoring game, the Blazers fell behind early and were behind for most of it. Lillard scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Simons, cutting the Blazers deficit to only 2 points, at the 8:57 mark in the 1st quarter. Ending the 1st quarter Delon Wright missed a jump shot as the score was 37-45.
The Blazers went on a 7-0 run with 4:32 left in the 2nd quarter, in a 1 minute span making it 56-66. Great play with 1:29 left in the 2nd quarter as Trevor Ariza scored a big three point bucket, assisted by Lillard, cutting the Blazers deficit to only 10 points. The score was 63-78 after Luka Doncic made his second free throw to close the 2nd quarter. With 5:54 left in the 3rd quarter.
Lillard scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Blazers deficit to only 14 points. With 4:23 left in the 3rd quarter, Anthony scored a big three point bucket, assisted by Ariza, cutting the Blazers deficit to only 8 points. With 3:41 left in the 3rd quarter, Jackson turned the ball over. Damian Lillard led the Blazers 4 minutes 17-0 push at the 7:36 mark in the 3rd quarter scoring 11 points and setting the score at 85-93. With 3:19 left in the 3rd quarter.
Finney-Smith made a three-pointer from a Doncic assist extending the Dallas Mavericks 11 point lead. Seth Curry made a three-pointer from a Doncic assist extending the Mavs 12 point lead, a big play with 2:01 left in the 3rd quarter. With 1:30 left in the 3rd quarter, Kleber made a three-pointer from a Jackson assist extending the Mavs 15 point lead.
Brunson missed a layup as the score was 90-103 to close the 3rd quarter. The Blazers tried to get back into the game in the 4th quarter. The score was 125-133 at the end of the game after Gary Trent Jr. scored a big three point bucket, assisted by Ariza, cutting the Portland Trail-Blazers deficit to only 8 points.
Top performers for the Blazers: Gary Trent Jr. had 20 points (7-of-10 FG) and 6 threes made. Trevor Ariza contributed 21 points (7-of-11 from the field) and 7 rebounds. Damian Lillard contributed 47 points (16-of-28 shooting), 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside had 14 points (6-of-8 shooting) and 10 rebounds.
For the Mavs: Luka Doncic contributed 27 points (11-of-25 from the field), 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Justin Jackson contributed 6 points (2-of-6 shooting) and 5 assists. Seth Curry had 17 points (6-of-11 shooting). Jalen Brunson had 17 points (6-of-10 from the field). Maxi Kleber contributed 15 points (6-of-9 from the field). Kristaps Porzingis contributed 20 points (6-of-11 FG) and 5 rebounds. Both teams were mostly healthy.
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