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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers

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The Mavs travel west to face one of their tougher tests of the young season.

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WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers

WHAT: Stay-up-late-basketball

WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. CT

HOW: TNT

THE STORY: The Mavs head out west for an early season matchup against a Blazers team who is still as much of a threat as they were last season. And these teams played some FUN games last season... who can forget that last second shot by Monta Ellis that we all started calling simply, "the Portland Play"? Oh, and Chris Kaman might be out for revenge, I guess.

At any rate, get your caffeine or alcohol or other favorite staying up past midnight beverage at hand. Read Bailey's preview while you wait. And as always, GO MAVS.