LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Dallas Mavericks for the third time this season, 101-89 on Thursday night.
Marcus Camby added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which
won the season series from the Mavericks for the first time since
the 1998-99 season.
Portland has won five straight at home and six of its last seven
Caron Butler had 25 points for Dallas, which has lost four of
its last five games after a 13-game winning streak.
Shawn Marion's short jumper pulled the Mavs within 82-80 early
in the fourth, but Portland wouldn't let them get any closer.