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Portland vs Dallas Wrap - Dallas Wins 97-94

Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points leading the Mavericks to a 97-94 victory over Portland at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

The Mavericks earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 187.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Jason Terry had 19 points for Dallas and Shawn Marion chipped in with 14 points. Jason Kidd had 8 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

Portland got 33 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause and another 19 points from Jamal Crawford. Nicolas Batum contributed 3 assists for the Trail Blazers, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Dallas were victorious, as the score was 43-32 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 57 boards, while Portland only had 46.

Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Washington.