Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Thursday, 04/21/11 AT 07:30PM

  1. Trail Blazers Face Elimination In Game 6

    Written by Grant Lucas on Apr 27, 2011

    For the second time this series, the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) return to the Rose Garden with their backs against the Continue Reading

  2. LaMarcus Aldridge Receives Inaugural Maurice Lucas Award

    Written by caseyholdahl on Apr 22, 2011

    LaMarcus Aldridge has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Maurice Lucas Award, given annually to the Trail Blazers Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Finish Strong In Game 3

    Written by ShalamarClark on Apr 22, 2011

    The Portland Trail Blazers guarded a three-point lead with 9.6 seconds in the fourth, when Andre Miller stepped to the free-throw Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers 97, Mavericks 92: Post-Game Quotes

    Written by caseyholdahl on Apr 22, 2011

    With the win Portland now trails Dallas 1-2 in the seven-game series … Portland’s all-time home playoff record improved Continue Reading

  5. Around The World: April 21

    Written by DHawes22 on Apr 21, 2011

    Included in today's topics are Portland's turn to hold serve, fourth quarter time must be Aldridge time, homecourt gives Continue Reading

  6. Preview: Trail Blazers Defend Rose Garden In Game 3

    Written by ShalamarClark on Apr 20, 2011

    The Portland Trial Blazers have a lot of ground to make up to even up the Dallas Mavericks’ 2-0 series lead in the first Continue Reading

  7. Nowitzki, Bench Lift Mavs Over Trail Blazers

    Written by Grant Lucas on Apr 19, 2011

    Fueled by Dirk Nowitzki's 14 fourth-quarter points, the Dallas Mavericks (2-0) pulled away and put away the Portland Trail Continue Reading

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Game 3: Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Thread

They say the series doesn't truly begin until the road team wins a game. Luckily for the Trail Blazers, the next two games will be in the friendly confines of the Rose Garden, in front of the most rabid fan bases in the entire NBA. Portland can quickly make this a series again by taking the next two and forcing a pivotal Game Five in Dallas. But, before we even think about heading back to Dallas tied up at 2, the Trail Blazers have a lot to work on. Once again, they allowed Dallas open shots from downtown (8-19) and couldn't keep Dirk off of the foul line (15-17). And the bench needs much more production than 11 points, especially when Dallas gets 39 from theirs. Even though the Trail Blazers have done things uncharacteristically in each game (2-16 from 3 in Game 1, 18-27 FT in Game 2), Portland finds a way to turn it up a notch in the Rose City.

So Rip City, how can the Blazers turn the series around?continue

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 20 1 4
#7   Brandon Roy 16 4 1
#88   Nicolas Batum 7 0 1
#5   Rudy Fernandez 0 0 3
#24   Andre Miller 16 7 2
#8   Patty Mills 0 0 0
#23   Marcus Camby 6 0 10
#1   Armon Johnson 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 25 3 2
#3   Gerald Wallace 7 3 11
#17   Chris Johnson 0 0 3
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