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Damian Lillard makes his first jump shot since Sunday.
Dame hits his first field goal of game on an 18-foot J with 9:44 left in 3rd Q.
Whatever the ailment is, it was a non-contact injury and Matthews appeared to be in pain.
After Matthews went down he didn't attempt to get up. Stayed on the court until the deadball.
Matthews was on perimeter with ball, collapsed to floor & did not get up as ball went other way. He had to be helped to locker room.
Wesley Matthews helped off the court after a non contact injury to his foot/ankle/Achilles area.
Looks like Welsey Matthews injured left ankle/heel/Achilles during a move with about 10 mins left in 3rd Q.
Wesley Matthews goes down and stays down. Not putting any weight on his left leg as he is helped off the court.
Wes is hurt. Turned an ankle. Being carried off the court right now.
Mavs hit two quick to tie it at 40 out of the half.
Charles Barkley fixates on interior play because he's still reeling from Bill Cartwright torching Suns with 4.3 PPG & 3.2 RPG in 1993 Finals
Batum, Matthews, Lillard and Afflalo combined for 3-for-18 shooting in first half
Blazers not named LaMarcus update -- Aldridge shot 7-12 in the first half, Others: 9-28
Over the last 6 quarters (and 1 overtime) Damian Lillard has made 1 field goal and scored 7 pts. He's 1-15 from the field, 0-8 from deep.
Half: Blazers 40, Mavs 36. Blazers shooting 40 percent and have 10 turnovers. Aldridge leads everyone with 15.
Blazers take the lead before the half, up 40-36 over Mavs.
The Mavs, the NBA's 3rd most efficient offensive team, have 36 points at halftime.
Carlisle came out nearly to half court to call that time out and Wes, who nearly ran into him, looked back at him like "watch out, man."
Back-to-back buckets from Aldridge. 35-32 Mavs with 2:11 left in Q2.
Make that 10 first half turnovers for the Blazers.
Guy sets the stage for the jumbotron proposal and ends up asking his date for another beer.
Hallelujah. Dude just got down on one knee on the jumbotron to ask a female companion: "Will you get me another beer?" (It was staged)
Monta Ellis (2 for 9) can't buy a basket, but Mavericks still lead 33-28 with 3:57 left in 2Q
Tonight, obviously, Stotts went with Wright. Had a good first shift, playing solid D on Dirk, hitting a 3 and collecting an assist in 5 mins
... and bring different skills. So Stotts will play all three at different times depending on matchups and situations.
Before game, I asked Stotts about his use of Wright/Leonard/Freeland as last big off bench. He basically said they're interchangeable...
Dorell Wright's 3 pulls the Blazers within 1, 29-28 with 6:30 left in Q2.
Dorell Wright working hard defending Dirk. Tough call on Wright as Dirk as hand-fighting to get position there.
25-25 with 8:10 to go in Q2. Blazers shooting just 38 percent.
Devin Harris is battling Afflalo down there in the post. Nothing easy for him.
Mavs did this a bunch last game in Dallas: Get Dirk at the nail with a guard switched onto him.
Terry Stotts goes 3-guard lineup here with Blake, Matthews and Afflalo. Mavericks having a hard time matching up
Wesley Matthews couldn't do that (particularly well) two years ago: Quick cross over to get into the paint and draw a foul a the rim
And Wright fronts the post...Mavs try like hell to get Dirk the ball leading to a turnover.
Dorell Wright and Dirk Nowitzki matched up at power forward.
Amar'e in. 🍷🍷🍷
Blazers open the 2nd Q with Blake, Matthews, Afflalo, Wright and Kaman.
A fan was so hyped that he was in the lucky Subway row that he spilled most of his beer in celebration.
End of 1: Mavericks 23, Blazers 17. Aldridge has 11 points for Portland but nobody has anything else going.
23-17 Mavs after Q1. LaMarcus Aldridge with 11 points, 4 boards.
Lamarcus Aldridge: 5-7, All other Blazers: 3-14.
Blazers have five turnovers already
Last night, Aldridge shot 3-for-18 outside the paint. Tonight: 5-6.
I don't think Richard Jefferson guarding LaMarcus Aldridge is what the Mavericks want to see.
What a pass from Rondo. Led Monta exactly where he needed to go.
Rondo got Batum good. Aminu coming in for Dallas. He played 30+ in the last meeting.
RoLo stays beasting on the offensive glass.
Correction ... LA has missed 21 in a row.
LA makes his first three-pointer since Jan. 30. He had missed 20 in a row.
First three since Jan. 30 for LaMarcus Aldridge.
Looked like Dame had that pass in mind before he eve had the ball.
Dallas has opened the game by making 4 of 5 shots ... and 4 different players have made them.
Gotta give Richard Jefferson credit. Thought he was washed up 2 years ago, and here he is starting an important NBA game
Also pre-game yesterday Stotts was joking with him saying "That's a very nice tape job."
No tape on Wesley Matthews' right hand tonight. After the game last night he said it "hurt like hell"
Russell Westbrook picks it off http://t.co/RKJSLmgTTR
Dame Dash a fool man. Lmao. Speaking real stuff tho.
HOF’er Bill Bradley on the differences between NBA then-and-now: “They don’t call fouls now."