60-49 Blazers. 4:06 Q3.
Blazers announce that Wesley Matthews is out for rest of game with "left foot injury."
After Lopez blocks Monta at the rim, the Blazers speed up the court and Batum converts a three-point play over Dirk. 56-47 Blazers.
Blazers say Matthews will not return with a "left foot injury"
How important is Wesley Matthews to the Blazers? Owner Paul Allen went back to the locker room to check on his injury.
Blazers have gained some traction, jumping out to a 52-44 lead with 7:36 left in the 3rd. Lillard has awakened after 2 pts in the 1st half.
Lillard with 8 points in the 3rd quarter. Paul Allen just went into the Blazers tunnel.
Red Bull BMX rider did a bicycle jump over 6 Blazers dancers at mid court at half. Almost as dramatic as Fonzie's motorcycle jump at Arnolds
Blazers not named LaMarcus update -- Aldridge shot 7-12 in the first half, Others: 9-28
The dreaded closing out of quarters, Mavs go up 35-28, Blazers go on 12-1 run to end half.
Half: Blazers 40, Mavs 36. Blazers shooting 40 percent and have 10 turnovers. Aldridge leads everyone with 15.
Half: Blazers 40, Mavs 36. Portland closed half on a 12-1 run.
Blazers take the lead before the half, up 40-36 over Mavs.
Make that 10 first half turnovers for the Blazers.
LaMarcus Aldridge: 5-8 FG. Rest of Blazers: 6-25 FG.
Dorell Wright's 3 pulls the Blazers within 1, 29-28 with 6:30 left in Q2.
25-25 with 8:10 to go in Q2. Blazers shooting just 38 percent.
Blazers open the 2nd Q with Blake, Matthews, Afflalo, Wright and Kaman.
End of 1: Mavericks 23, Blazers 17. Aldridge has 11 points for Portland but nobody has anything else going.
End 1Q: Mavs 23, Blazers 17. LaMarcus Aldridge 11 points, 5-7 FG. Tyson Chandler 4 points, 7 rebounds.
Lamarcus Aldridge: 5-7, All other Blazers: 3-14.
Blazers have five turnovers already