Blazers drop to Mavs despite Aldridge’s efforts

Portland couldn't duplicate an impressive first-half effort as they fell to the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

NWSB Editor and Insider talks about Portland’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks. When Portland took the court against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, there were plenty of similarities between this contest and their game in Minnesota. The Blazers established a lead, could not find a way to continue building that lead in the second half, LaMarcus Aldridge had a monster game, and Nicolas Batum was still missing.