LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds, but the Trail Blazers failed to keep the lead in the fourth quarter to lose to the Mavericks on the road. Portland led by five points 77-72 with 4:27 remaining but Tyson Chandler and Jason Terry scored back to back baskets to tie the game at 77. Marcus Camby scored 10 points and added a season high 20 rebounds.
The Blazers will play the second game of a back-to-back against the Rockets in Houston. Portland defeated Houston 100-85 two days ago at the Rose Garden.