Mavs at Trail Blazers
9:30 p.m. Thursday, Moda Center, Portland
Records: Mavs 3-1; Blazers 2-2
TV: TNT Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
About the Mavs: They are on a three-game win streak and newcomer Chandler Parsons has scored at least 20 points in each game. ... Parsons’ 18.8 scoring average is sandwiched between Dirk Nowitzki (20.8) and Monta Ellis (17.8.) ... The Mavs lead the NBA in scoring (111.8 ppg) and have reached 100 in every game. But they are 27th in points allowed (105 ppg) and have been outscored in the third quarter of all four games this season.
About the Trail Blazers: They are fourth in points allowed (92.3) and fifth in field goal percentage allowed (40.9). ... Portland beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers 101-82 on Tuesday. Damian Lillard had 27 points and seven assists in the win despite being hampered by an abdominal strain. ... Seagoville native LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland in scoring (22.8 ppg). ... Wesley Matthews scored 21 points against the Cavs and limited James to 11 points.
— Dwain Price