Mavericks vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


Mavericks vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (28-21) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (28-28) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 26, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 132, Portland Trail Blazers 112 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
C.J. McCollum after Luka Doncic dropped a 15-15-10 triple-double: “He’s the road man. He did a bit of everything,” – 2:07 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Asked Dwight Powell if he also thinks he’s, like, leading the league in getting hit in the face:
“I mean, I definitely feel it, that’s for sure. ”
Said he “left a tooth in Memphis” and it looked like he had some new marks from tonight. – 2:06 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
CJ McCollum: “We played well enough to win last night. We didn’t play well enough to win tonight.” – 1:01 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jalen Brunson, looking at the Mavs’ box score and realizing he and Luka combined for 26 assists to 3 turnovers (all by Luka 🙃):
“That’s big-time. I didn’t realize. Jeeze. Yeah that’s big.” – 1:01 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
🤝 57 combined points 🤝
🦄 22 PTS | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL
🪄 15 PTS | 10 REB | 15 AST | 1 STL – TRIPLE DOUBLE
🪣 20 PTS | 6 REB | 11 AST AM

Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
Final Box Score: Mavs 132, Trail Blazers 112…12:59 AM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks had 7 players in double figures tonight: Porzingis (22), Brunson (20), Bullock (15), Dončić (15), Powell (15), Kleber (12) and Finney-Smith (11).
Dallas improved to 6-2 this season with 6+ scorers in double figures, and a perfect 2-0 with 7+ in double figures. AM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Brutal 5% result in Suns/Jazz. Thought we’d see a much faster pace but Utah allowed Phoenix to dictate and rode with Whiteside over Gay/Paschall at the 5. Started 7-0 on Wed. NBA card so I’m disappointed to finish 8-2. Blazers rout Mavs. CP3 assist prop a dud too. On to Thursday. – 12:44 AM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Jalen Brunson recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds and a career-high-tying 11 assists to go with 0 turnovers.
This is Brunson’s first career game with 20+ points and 10+ assists. AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs beat the Trail Blazers 132-112. Everyone go to bed. – 12:31 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Bounced back 😤 MAVS WIN!!
@chime | #MFFL AM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks trounce the Blazers 132-112 as Luka gets his sixth triple-double of the season. Portland shot 51 percent, second opponent in a row over 50 percent. Didn’t matter. Mavericks had seven players in double figures. Brunson with double-double (20 points, 11 assists). – 12:30 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Mavs 132, Blazers 112: FINAL. 23 points, 7 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 20 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds for @CJ McCollum. 19 points, 9 rebounds for @Norman Powell. 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 12:29 AM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić finished tonight’s win with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.
Triple-doubles in 2021-22 with 15+ assists:
Luka Dončić: 2
Rest of @NBA: 2 AM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
#️⃣4️⃣2️⃣ secured. AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic’s 6th triple-double this season:
15 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds and counting … if Jason Kidd puts him back in with 2:28 left and the Mavs up 20.
Don’t count it out after his unusual rotation patterns tonight. – 12:24 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic has his triple-double. – 12:23 AM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Luka good – 12:21 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Hurting for Hardaway, plus Luka’s chances of getting a starting nod when All-Star starters are announced Thursday all in this edition of Mavericks briefs.…12:18 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Dwight Powell is making no friends in Portland tonight. – 12:11 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis in the first quarter had a plus-minus of plus-15. Since then he’s minus-17. – 12:01 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Now an 8-0 Portland run. Game’s runny. – 11:58 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Back to back Benny Buckets! – 11:57 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Up 17 heading into the 4th 💪 PM

Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
Third Quarter Box Score: Mavs 98, Trail Blazers 81…11:56 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Doncic called for a technical in between the end of the third and start of the fourth – 11:56 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Mavs 98, Blazers 81: end of third quarter. 20 points, 4 rebounds/assists for @CJ McCollum. 17 points, 9 rebounds for @Norman Powell. 14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 12 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. – 11:54 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Welp, Dallas more than weathered Portland’s run. Mavs on an 18-5 run. – 11:52 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
That’s surely an offensive foul on McCollum, but a flagrant? – 11:47 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic first quarter: 3-of-5, 10 points.
Doncic since then: 0-of-4, 3 points. – 11:39 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis 2-8 this quarter. Mavs 4-13. – 11:35 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
In case you forgot, Ant can jump very high! PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Timmy loved this Luka to Frank play 💙
@AcmeBrick @Tim Hardaway Jr PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers with a 20-7 run to get within five after trailing Mavs by 18 in 2nd qtr. #RipCity11:25 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs came out angry and hurt vs shorthanded POR, put up 40 in the 1st, led by as many as 18. POR a 14-5 run to end the half, Mavs 68-59. Porzingis 16 (14 in 1st qtr) Doncic 10 pts/9 asst. All 10 pts in 1st. – 11:15 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
First Half Box Score: Mavs 68, Trail Blazers 59…11:11 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Let’s keep it rollin’.
#Lexus | #MFFL PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs lead Portland 68-59 at half after leading by 18 less than 5 mins ago.
Luka and KP have combined for 26 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 steals. – 11:08 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Mavs 68, Blazers 59: halftime. 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 12 points, 2 assists for @CJ McCollum. 10 points, 6 rebounds for @Norman Powell. – 11:07 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
QU3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣SE! PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Helluva Ja/Jaren combo game. If you pretend Dallas didn’t happen, helluva Ja/Jaren road trip. – 10:57 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Luka played the first 17 minutes of this game without a rest. He was cooking but that seems like too much. – 10:52 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka doing Luka things. Behind the back bounce pass to Chriss for the layup. My goodness! – 10:50 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Marquese Chriss, sporting a new haircut he got in San Francisco, is playing Q2 minutes tonight. – 10:48 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Kristaps Porzingis tied his highest-scoring first quarter of the season with 14 points (also 14 vs. CHA, 12/13/21).
Porzingis (14) and Luka Dončić (10) combined for 24 of the Mavs’ 40 first quarter points. PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks had a sensational opening quarter, leading 41-25. Luka and Porzingis combined for 24 points. Mavericks shooting 65 percent and clearly aren’t happy about the blowout last night at Golden State. – 10:42 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
First Quarter Box Score: Mavs 41, Trail Blazers 25…10:42 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka with a stepback 3-pointer and-1 with 5.7 left in Q1, and the Mavs lead is up to 41-25.
Tied for the second-highest scoring first quarter of the season.
Not too shabby. – 10:39 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Mavs 41, Blazers 25: end of first quarter. 5 points, 1 assist for @Anfernee Simons. 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. POR shooting 48 percent, DAL 65 percent. – 10:39 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
KP’s in beast mode 😈 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Last time in Portland, Kristaps Porzingis set his season high with 34 points.
Tonight KP’s already up to 14 points in 9 mins and will almost for sure surpass that tonight if he plays long enough. – 10:33 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
I feel like Luka to KP alley-oops should be a much more common thing. – 10:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Maxi BL🚫CK
KP THR3️⃣3️⃣ PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
“I do feel very proud to be able to do (this). If it has the ability to help young women, young girls think that there’s really nothing they can’t do…that’s very important to me.”
@BrookeOlzendam spoke to our Head Athletic Trainer, Jessica Cohen. PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks could be underdogs in 16 of their next 19 games:
@ BKN – 10:18 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Updated: Our story on Porzingis’ fine for kicking the ball into the stands with Jason Kidd’s comments on why he has never done that. PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
The clock on Dallas’ side of the court isn’t functioning, so this one is getting off to a great start – 10:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Another late one, MFFLs! Who’s up? PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Austin Rivers Game 3 vs. Portland vibes – 10:01 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
In the fourth quarter against the Mavericks, Jonathan Kuminga added to his rookie highlight-reel with an explosive dunk that caused Chase Center to erupt.…10:00 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Starting 🖐
1⃣ @Anfernee Simons
3⃣ @CJ McCollum
2️⃣4️⃣ @Norman Powell
1️⃣7️⃣ Tony Snell
2⃣7⃣ @Jusuf Nurkic
#RipCity  | @stormxio PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Kleber, Porzingis, Brunson, Doncic
POR starters: N Powell, Snell, Nurkic, McCollum, Simons
9:10 tip @theeagledallas @BallySportsSW9:41 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity    vs @Dallas Mavericks
⌚️ 7:00PM
📻 @RipCityRadio620 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Don’t usually see Theo Pinson on the court warming up this close to tip. A sign he could be in for some playing time with THJ out for a while. PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd spent time talking with Tim Hardaway Jr. last night on the Mavs’ postgame flight and this morning in Portland:
“Just asking ‘Is there anything I can do to help?’ I mean, he’s on crutches, but it seems like his spirit, he’s in a good place.”…9:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The only player remaining on either team from the last time the Knicks won in Miami is Udonis Haslem. The Heat that night started Dragic, McGruder, Babbitt, Richardson, Whiteside. The Knicks started Baker, Vujacic, Porzingis, Hernangomez, Lee. – 8:22 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says Norman Powell and Tony Snell will start tonight against Dallas with Nassir Little and Robert Covington injured. – 8:17 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his first three-pointer of the evening, Lou Williams has tied Tim Hardaway Jr. for 22nd on the Hawks all-time three-pointers list (197). – 8:17 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Chauncey Billups does not believe the injuries to either Robert Covington or Nassir Little to be of serious or long-term concern. “Nothing major” in either case after initial concern yesterday. – 8:17 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks’ Porzingis fined $15K for kicking ball into stands. And a look back at a few other notable basketball-kicking incidents. PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
In South Bend tonight as Notre Dame hosts NC State. Getting another look at rising ND freshman Blake Wesley, who has continued to build buzz around the NBA. Also here to get a feel for NC State’s intriguing Dereon Seabron, who’s put himself on the map this season. PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Tonight’s Gameday Poster 🎨
Art by Sicily Scott PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
So, on an off day in Portland Fred VanVleet started talking about how he’s changed as a leader over the years. Really? “I was a wild kid back then.” Any regrets? Turns out, yes. Some pre-game reading, ICYMI:…7:18 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New pod with @NekiasNBA on the Heat, Bucks, Jazz, Mavs, Blazers, All-Stars, and more. Super fun episode with one of the best analysts covering basketball. Thanks Nekias! – 7:16 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Dallas Mavericks forward-center Kristaps Porzingis has been fined $15,000 for kicking the game ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. – 6:45 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
NBA announced Kristaps Porzingis has been fined $15,000 for booting the ball into the stands last night.
The kick looked straight and strong. The Cowboys should consider giving him a tryout. – 6:38 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis has been fined $15,000 for kicking the ball into the stands during a game against Golden State on Tuesday, the NBA announced. – 6:38 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs’ next steps after Tim Hardaway Jr.’s injury: Possible timeline, trade options and in-house help…6:16 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis has been fined $15,000 for kicking the ball into the spectator stands, the NBA announced. – 6:15 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After missing games against the Rockets and Jazz, Klay Thompson will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mavericks.…6:00 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
🗣NEW @HardwoodKnocks
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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
ESPN announces that next Friday’s Sixers game at Dallas has been moved to the network and will tip at 10 p.m. EST.
(Are we ready to burn the midnight oil, @Callie Caplan? 🙃) – 4:44 PM
Greg Brown @gb3elite
We back at it #RipCity , it’s GameDay! PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The Sixers game in Dallas next Friday got flexed to ESPN, will now be at 10:00 p.m. in Philly. – 4:36 PM

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