Blazers use strong second half to beat Mavs

Portland, OR ( – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points with
seven rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 108-87 win on Thursday.

Damian Lillard netted 18 points, Wesley Matthews chipped in 12 and Nicolas
Batum finished with eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Trail
Blazers, who have won two straight.

Dirk Nowitzki had a team-high 17 points for Dallas, which had its three-game
winning streak snapped.