Wesley Matthews went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds leading Portland over Dallas, 97-92, on Thursday at Rose Garden.
The match was decisive in favor of Portland, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 187.5.
Portland got 20 points from LaMarcus Aldridge and another 16 points from Andre Miller. Andre Miller contributed 7 assists, while Gerald Wallace cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Dallas got 29 points from Jason Terry in a losing cause and another 25 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Jason Terry contributed 7 assists for the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki had 9 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers hit the break leading 54-52 before taking care of business in the second half.