NBA Game 72: Portland Trail Blazers 101, Dallas Mavericks 89

March 26th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

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For the first time since the '98-'99 season, the Blazers took a season series from the Dallas Mavericks.

Thanks to a steady performance from our main contributors, Portland fought off the Mavericks all night and eventually finished strong with a 101 to 89 victory to make the season series 3-0, with only one game remaining next month.

Considering the trouble Portland has had against the Mavericks in the last decade, these three wins against Dallas have been even more impressive.

To not only beat them twice in Dallas, once without Brandon Roy, and then to continue the intensity in Portland and put a complete game together, is very positive for a team trying to move up in the Western Conference standings.

All week I wondered which Blazers' team would show up against Dallas, and with the second long layoff of March, I figured we were bound for a let down. But Portland came out determined, grabbing the lead in the first quarter and holding on throughout.

One thing about this game that I thought about early on was the starting lineup.

When TNT flashed ...

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