Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Sunday, 04/07/13 AT 06:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Near Miss With Mavs

    Written by ripcitysarah on Apr 7, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, Will Barton and Damian Lillard on Portland's huge rally against the Mavs and Barton's career ni Continue Reading

  2. Barton's Big Night Sparks Comeback, Portland Comes Up Short

    Written by erikgundersen on Apr 7, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers (33-44) fell to the Dallas Mavericks (38-39) by the final score of 96-91 despite a valiant comeback Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look To Snap Skid Against Mavericks

    Written by erikgundersen on Apr 6, 2013

    On Sunday evening the Portland Trail Blazers (33-43) look to snap their seven-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks Continue Reading

  4. Damian Lillard Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For March

    Written by trailblazers on Apr 5, 2013

    Lillard, 22, paced all rookies with 21.3 points, 6.8 assists, 119 field goals, 42 3-pointers and 61 free throws made to Continue Reading

  5. As Season Winds Down, Rookies Continue To Gear Up

    Written by erikgundersen on Apr 4, 2013

    At the start of Training Camp, the Trail Blazers opened their doors with media and fans sifting through a mix of unproven Continue Reading

  6. Trail Blazers Sixth Annual Green Awareness Game Set For Sunday, April 7 Vs. Dallas

    Written by trailblazers on Apr 4, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers will host their sixth annual Green Awareness Game on Sunday, April 7 vs. the Dallas Mavericks, Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Mavericks Game Thread

Who can forget what happened between these two teams the last time they battled in the Rose Garden? Check the video below if either A) You're living under a rock or B) well, there's no other explanation for not remembering the improbable comeback which took place on January 29th. First Nicolas Batum hit a big 3, then it was LaMarcus Aldridge who decided it was time for him to drain his first 3 of the season, that one of the step-back variety. Former Trail Blazer Ronnie Price stepped in for the charge, giving the ball back to the home team where LA took it from there. Aldridge hit a game-winning shot against his hometown squad for the second-year in a row. Will this game be filled with as much drama as the previous contest? One thing's for sure, Aldridge will be back for seconds and if Friday's game against Houston was any indication, he's ready. LA tallied 32 points, on 12-19 shooting, and 13 rebounds as he showed no signs of rust after a four-game layoff (ankle). While the Blazers are eliminated from the playoffs and the Mavs are fighting for their own postseason lives, this one has all the makings of another photo finish. Both teams always seem to play classics against one another, especially in the Rose City (cough*Game 4*cough) and when you have two of the game's best power forwards going toe-to-toe, beautiful basketball will be in the building on this Sunday night.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory? Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 18 3 6
#8   Luke Babbitt 10 1 6
#2   Wesley Matthews 3 2 1
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 6 0 5
#0   Damian Lillard 15 4 1
#11   Meyers Leonard 2 0 1
#5   Will Barton 22 6 13
#18   Victor Claver 7 1 3
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
#6   Eric Maynor 8 6 3
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