The Mavericks grabbed a 97-94 win over the Trail Blazers on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at Rose Garden.
Dallas did not, however, defeat the Trail Blazers against the spread, which closed at 4 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 193.5.
Dallas got 21 points from Delonte West and another 17 points from Shawn Marion. Delonte West contributed 7 assists, while Shawn Marion cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Portland got 20 points from Nicolas Batum in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jamal Crawford. Jonny Flynn contributed 5 assists for the Trail Blazers, while J.J. Hickson had 10 rebounds.
Dallas led at halftime, 56-41.
The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 51 boards, while Portland only had 38.
Next game, Dallas takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Portland, they head on the road to face Sacramento.