Joe Freeman

Dame has found a groove ... has hit 3 shots in a row, including back-to-back 3s. #Blazers lead by 6, 50-44, with 7+ left in 3rd Q.

Kerry Eggers

All of a sudden, @Damian Lillard is feeling it

Ben Golliver

Video: Blazers G Wesley Matthews apparent left leg injury youtu.be/Vv2M95Jv68I

Mike Richman

Damian Lillard makes his first jump shot since Sunday.

Joe Freeman

Dame hits his first field goal of game on an 18-foot J with 9:44 left in 3rd Q.

Kerry Eggers

About now is when @arronafflalo really comes in handy for #Blazers

Kerry Eggers

Olajuwon RT @jcarver1169: @Kerry Eggers @Dirk Nowitzki Definitely agree. Pau second best?

Joe Freeman

Whatever the ailment is, it was a non-contact injury and Matthews appeared to be in pain.

Mike Richman

After Matthews went down he didn't attempt to get up. Stayed on the court until the deadball.

Joe Freeman

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.

Jason Quick

Wesley Matthews helped off the court after a non contact injury to his foot/ankle/Achilles area.

Joe Freeman

Looks like Welsey Matthews injured left ankle/heel/Achilles during a move with about 10 mins left in 3rd Q.

Mike Richman

Wesley Matthews goes down and stays down. Not putting any weight on his left leg as he is helped off the court.

Erik Gundersen

Wes is hurt. Turned an ankle. Being carried off the court right now.

Kerry Eggers

Looks like an ankle injury for @Wesley Matthews. Let's hope it's not a knee or Achilles

Sean Meagher

Mavs hit two quick to tie it at 40 out of the half.

Ben Golliver

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

Kerry Eggers

Batum, Matthews, Lillard and Afflalo combined for 3-for-18 shooting in first half

Kerry Eggers

Seriously? Hakeem Olajuwon -- and he can make a strong case for No. 1 RT @Greggosancho: @Kerry Eggers @townbrad who is the 2nd greatest?

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers shot 40 percent and 2-12 from 3, but that's better than Mavericks, who shot .372 and made 1 of 8 from distance. Blazers had 10 TOs

Mike Richman

Only other player with 2nd FG RT @Sean Meagher: RoLo 4 for 7 at least. RT @Mike Richman: Blazers not named LaMarcus shot 9-28 in 1st half

Sean Meagher

RoLo 4 for 7 at least. RT @Mike Richman: Blazers not named LaMarcus update -- Aldridge shot 7-12 in the first half, Others: 9-28

Mike Richman

Blazers not named LaMarcus update -- Aldridge shot 7-12 in the first half, Others: 9-28

Joe Freeman

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.

Erik Gundersen

Half: Blazers 40, Mavs 36. Blazers shooting 40 percent and have 10 turnovers. Aldridge leads everyone with 15.

Joe Freeman

Halftime: #Blazers lead Dallas 40-36. LA has 15 pts, 8 rbs, RoLo has 8 pts, 3 rbs. Portland ended half with 12-1 run.

Sean Meagher

Blazers take the lead before the half, up 40-36 over Mavs.

Mike Richman

The Mavs, the NBA's 3rd most efficient offensive team, have 36 points at halftime.

Kerry Eggers

These are @Damian Lillard's first points of the night -- with 1:28 left in 2Q

Erik Gundersen

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."

Sean Meagher

Back-to-back buckets from Aldridge. 35-32 Mavs with 2:11 left in Q2.

Kerry Eggers

That's 10 turnovers for #Blazers -- at least 3 coming from @Nicolas Batum

Mike Richman

Make that 10 first half turnovers for the Blazers.

Joe Freeman

With about 3 mins left in 1st half, #Blazers are 12-34 from field, 2-12 from deep ... and have 30 pts.

Erik Gundersen

Guy sets the stage for the jumbotron proposal and ends up asking his date for another beer.

Mike Richman

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)

Kerry Eggers

Monta Ellis (2 for 9) can't hit an open shot, or Mavericks' lead would be bigger than 33-28. #Blazers look rather uninspired right now

Kerry Eggers

Monta Ellis (2 for 9) can't buy a basket, but Mavericks still lead 33-28 with 3:57 left in 2Q

Mike Richman

Off ball charges gotta go. #HoopIdea

Joe Freeman

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

Kerry Eggers

Never get tired of watching @Dirk Nowitzki put up that step back set shot. Greatest international player ever in my book

Joe Freeman

... and bring different skills. So Stotts will play all three at different times depending on matchups and situations.

Joe Freeman

Before game, I asked Stotts about his use of Wright/Leonard/Freeland as last big off bench. He basically said they're interchangeable...

Sean Meagher

Dorell Wright's 3 pulls the Blazers within 1, 29-28 with 6:30 left in Q2.

Mike Richman

Dorell Wright working hard defending Dirk. Tough call on Wright as Dirk as hand-fighting to get position there.

Sean Meagher

25-25 with 8:10 to go in Q2. Blazers shooting just 38 percent.

Erik Gundersen

Devin Harris is battling Afflalo down there in the post. Nothing easy for him.

Mike Richman

Wes has reminded me of this several times RT @sean2m: @Mike Richman he has a gym in his house

Mike Richman

Mavs did this a bunch last game in Dallas: Get Dirk at the nail with a guard switched onto him.

Kerry Eggers

Terry Stotts goes 3-guard lineup here with Blake, Matthews and Afflalo. Mavericks having a hard time matching up

Mike Richman

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

Mike Richman

And Wright fronts the post...Mavs try like hell to get Dirk the ball leading to a turnover.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers showed Kaman's last shot on jumbotron. Blatant hack across arm by Dirk...

Mike Richman

Dorell Wright and Dirk Nowitzki matched up at power forward.

Erik Gundersen

Amar'e in. 🍷🍷🍷

Mike Richman

Blazers open the 2nd Q with Blake, Matthews, Afflalo, Wright and Kaman.

Erik Gundersen

A fan was so hyped that he was in the lucky Subway row that he spilled most of his beer in celebration.

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers have @LaMarcus Aldridge going and little else. LA scores 11 on 5-7 shooting, rest of team scores 6 on 3-15 shooting

Joe Freeman

#Blazers made just 8 of 22 shots (36%) in the first quarter and missed 6 of last 7.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st: Mavs lead #Blazers 23-17. LA has 11 pts, 4 rbs, 7 different Dallas players have scored in balanced attack.

Erik Gundersen

End of 1: Mavericks 23, Blazers 17. Aldridge has 11 points for Portland but nobody has anything else going.

Sean Meagher

23-17 Mavs after Q1. LaMarcus Aldridge with 11 points, 4 boards.

Mike Richman

Lamarcus Aldridge: 5-7, All other Blazers: 3-14.

Kerry Eggers

wrote "may have." And nobody was born RT @pweaverm: @Kerry Eggers I did read it. You mention "ill advised" "costly" "cost NIT birth"

Dwight Jaynes

Blazers have five turnovers already

Mike Richman

Last night, Aldridge shot 3-for-18 outside the paint. Tonight: 5-6.

Mike Richman

I don't think Richard Jefferson guarding LaMarcus Aldridge is what the Mavericks want to see.

Erik Gundersen

What a pass from Rondo. Led Monta exactly where he needed to go.

Erik Gundersen

Rondo got Batum good. Aminu coming in for Dallas. He played 30+ in the last meeting.

Erik Gundersen

RoLo stays beasting on the offensive glass.

Kerry Eggers

That was @LaMarcus Aldridge's 26th 3 of the year. He had 24 in his career coming into the season

Joe Freeman

Correction ... LA has missed 21 in a row.

Joe Freeman

LA makes his first three-pointer since Jan. 30. He had missed 20 in a row.

Mike Richman

First three since Jan. 30 for LaMarcus Aldridge.

Sean Meagher

Looked like Dame had that pass in mind before he eve had the ball.

Joe Freeman

Dallas has opened the game by making 4 of 5 shots ... and 4 different players have made them.

Erik Gundersen

We are live in the Blazer Banter Kave with @CHold. Join us during this game on the @FanKave app. http://t.co/nLcCalLPpa

Kerry Eggers

Gotta give Richard Jefferson credit. Thought he was washed up 2 years ago, and here he is starting an important NBA game

Kerry Eggers

Didn't write that. Read my column & get back to me RT @pweaverm: @Kerry Eggers @waynetinkle you can't believe starting walkons cost the game

Mike Richman

Also pre-game yesterday Stotts was joking with him saying "That's a very nice tape job."

Erik Gundersen

Some pre game Blazers notes: Damian Lillard's rebounding showing his will to win columbian.com/news/2015/mar/…

Mike Richman

No tape on Wesley Matthews' right hand tonight. After the game last night he said it "hurt like hell"

Ben Golliver

Video: Bulls' E'Twaun Moore hits game-winning three to beat Thunder (all angles) youtu.be/FVsBsm6_48I http://t.co/SyxJZdK9g7

Ben Golliver

Russell Westbrook picks it off http://t.co/RKJSLmgTTR

Kerry Eggers

Dallas F Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play tonight at Moda Center. Veteran Richard Jefferson will start. Great tradeoff for #Blazers.

Joe Freeman

Pregame at Moda Center: Kid in a red No. 5 #Blazers jersey has a sign that's says: "I want my Barton back." #peopleschamp

Kerry Eggers

NIT berth may have been at stake RT @specialedster: @mannst @Kerry Eggers @virtualdoug agreed. It's not like tourney berth was at stake here.

Erik Gundersen

Tonight we are joined in the Blazer Banter @FanKave by @CHold. Come hang out tonight during POR-DAL! http://t.co/Iya22kEdbQ

Nicolas Batum

Game time ! Back to back at home tonight vs Dallas. Lets Go #RipCity

Mike Tokito

New post: #Blazers beat Clippers despite officials missing four calls against them in OT, per NBA post-game report oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Kerry Eggers

That makes me wrong? RT @virtualdoug: @Kerry Eggers and most of press that I have read

Jason Quick

Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen will be in Portland on Sunday for a good cause highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/9…

CJ McCollum

In honor of my Mountain Hawks opening up conference tourney play. #TBT my freshman year #stepbackinstagram.com/p/z3QmeAgMee/

John Canzano

Parkrose HS soph @ibonton_20 dropped 48 in a playoff game, but was even better just now talking about loyalty to your neighborhood HS.

Dorell Wright

Dame Dash a fool man. Lmao. Speaking real stuff tho.

On #GoDucks strong finish to regular season, and @waynetinkle's ill-fated (& ill-advised) decision to start 5 seniors portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

John Canzano

HOF’er Bill Bradley on the differences between NBA then-and-now: “They don’t call fouls now."