Por 35 36 33 23 127
Dal 23 29 18 41 111
Date of game: 1/18/2014

Recap: Dallas vs. Portland

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 127-111 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

Nicolas Batum added 21 points and seven rebounds, Robin Lopez had 16 points and 12 boards and Damian Lillard finished with 14 points and 10 assists for the Trail Blazers, winners in five straight.

Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 18 points and Monta Ellis added 15 for the Mavericks, who lost for just the second time in six games.

Portland raced out to a 35-23 lead after 12 minutes. With 3:22 left in the frame, Lopez sparked a 16-5 run with his three-point play. Batum and Aldridge combined for the next 11 points of the flurry with six and five, respectively. Devin Harris hit a shot at the buzzer to make it a 12-point game heading into the second.

The Blazers kept their foot on the gas in the second, and Thomas Robinson made it 46-28 with his slam at the 8:42 mark. The Mavs were able to get within eight, 54-46, with 3:38 remaining in the first half, but Portland outscored Dallas 17-6 the rest of the way to go into the break with a commanding 71-52 lead.

The Blazers led 104-70 following the third quarter and their lead swelled to 38 early in the fourth en route to the blow out win.

Game Notes

Portland coach Terry Stotts was an assistant for the Mavs from 2008-2012, helping Dallas to the 2011 NBA Championship ... The Blazers dominated inside, outscoring the Mavs 60-38 in the paint and outrebounding Dallas 55-30 ... Dallas have up a season-high 71 points in the first half ... DeJuan Blair and Jae Crowder finished with 13 points apiece off the bench for Dallas.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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