Game Thread: Trail Blazers @ Mavericks
Portland's hopes to salvage a split on this four-game road trip, but if they are to do so, they must defeat an angry Dallas team at home. Not only is American Airlines Arena one of the more difficult places in the NBA for Portland to play at (sans Andre's 52), but the Mavs are coming off of an embarrassing loss at home on Monday to the Bucks, in which they blew a 20 point lead.
For the Trail Blazers to upset Dallas, they must play loose, without a care in the world. Not many experts would expect them to defeat Dallas in Dallas, so go out and play without any pressure. I think that's been their biggest issue this year. They just seem to tighten up late in games instead of just playing ball. continue