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Mavericks vs Trailblazers Preview: Portland hosts Dallas, again

The bottom of the West Blazers face off against the Mavericks again

Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks (15-9) host the Portland Trailblazers (6-17) for a Saturday away home game. The matchup starts at 8:00 pm on Bally Sports Southwest. This is the second game between the teams this season; during the first game just eight days ago, Dallas walked away from Portland with a 125-112 win. Here’s the main points to know heading into the game:

  • WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trailblazers
  • WHAT: Another game up in the Pacific Northwest
  • WHERE: Modi Center, Portland, OR
  • WHEN: 8:00 pm CST
  • HOW: Bally Sports Southwest

On the injury front, Seth Curry is available after a game and a half away. Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, and Maxi Kleber are still hurt. Someone needs to do some reporting on Maxi Kleber, this is many, many games missed. For Portland, Jerami Grant is probable and Robert Williams is out for the season.

This is a potential trap game for the Mavericks. Yes, Portland’s won just six games, but the Mavericks can’t afford to take them lightly. Despite the final score, they failed to put Portland away eight days ago. Dallas is a much better team than the Blazers, so hopefully, they come out and dominate.

We haven’t written much since the Timberwolves game, but I think we have a few things we’re going to run tomorrow. Thanks for hanging out, we’ll have post-game coverage up soon after the game ends. Go Mavs.