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Game Thread: Blazers (12-13) at Mavericks (19-5)

Who: The Dallas Mavericks host the Portland Trail Blazers

What: The two teams meet for the first time this season

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

When: 8:30pm CT


The Story: The Mavericks are looking to build a new winning streak as they go up against the Portland Trailblazers. The all-time record against Portland is 18-44. Portland won 3 out of 4 encounters against Dallas last season, including a game in Dallas that went to overtime. That game had Andre Miller scoring 52 points. What exactly did Portland do last season to have their success? "Everything," said coach Rick Carlisle.

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Unable to protect another seemingly safe lead, the Dallas Mavericks had their longest winning streak of the season come to an abrupt end their last time out.

While the Mavericks know they have to play tighter defense down the stretch to prevent big rallies, the Portland Trail Blazers are hardly looking like a team that could mount such a comeback.

Dallas Morning News Scouting Report

Scouting the incoming Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks for tonight's match-up.

Inside Report: Trail Blazers-Mavericks preview -- Getting back on the winning trail

When the Mavericks step on the American Airlines Center floor for Wednesday night's nationally-televised showdown with the Portland Trail Blazers, their focus will no longer be on the double-digit winning streak the squad reeled off to become the NBA's hottest team. That streak is over, and it's time to start another one.