Portland, OR (Sports Network) - LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a game-tying 3-
pointer late and then delivered the deciding bucket as time expired to send
the Portland Trail Blazers to a 106-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Trail Blazers rallied from a 21-point third quarter deficit before
Aldridge stepped back in the corner to drain his first 3-pointer of the season
and tie the game at 104-104 with 4.5 seconds left.
After O.J. Mayo was called for an offensive foul at the other end, Aldridge
caught the inbounds pass and swished a fadeaway jumper as the buzzer sounded
to give Portland to its third victory in four games.
With his 11th double-double in the month of January, Aldridge totaled 29
points and 13 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki knocked down a triple prior to Aldridge's 3-point make to give
Dallas the lead with 11.4 seconds remaining. He finished with 26 points on 11-
of-21 shooting for Dallas, which had won six of eight games coming in.
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