- Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff Writer
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PORTLAND -- The Mavs just can't beat the Blazers this season.
A Portland team that had lost 18 of 20 to the Mavs entering the season is a win away from sweeping the season series. The Mavs get one more crack at the Blazers in Portland on April 9 ... unless the teams meet in the first round of the playoffs, which is a distinct possibility.
This 101-89 win for the Blazers was by far the most lopsided game in the season series. And Portland didn't even need a 52-point performance by Andre Miller!!!
A balanced Blazers offensive attack worked fine with the Mavs faltering in the fourth quarter.
Of course, right now the Mavs can't beat many teams. This is their fourth loss in six games after reeling off 13 wins in a row.
1dMarc Stein and Tim MacMahon
2dMicah Adams, ESPN Stats & Information