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Mavericks Gameday: Blazers’ dynamic backcourt to challenge Dallas in Portland

Blazers points guard Damian Lillard, center, is averaging 25.4 points and 72. assists per game entering Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks.
Blazers points guard Damian Lillard, center, is averaging 25.4 points and 72. assists per game entering Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks. AP

Mavericks at Trail Blazers

9 p.m. Tuesday, Moda

Center, Portland, Ore.

TV: FSSW

Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)

Records: Mavericks 10-7; Blazers 7-10

About the Mavericks: Dallas, which played late Monday in Sacramento, wraps up a two-game road trip and the second leg of a back-to-back. . ... The Mavs return home to host the Houston Rockets on Friday. ... J.J. Barea will miss his third straight game with a sprained right ankle, but said he hopes to play against the Rockets.

About the Trail Blazers: Portland has a dynamic young backcourt in point guard Damian Lillard (25.4 ppg, 7.2 apg) and shooting guard C. J. McCollum (20.4 ppg). . ... After losing seven consecutive games, the Blazers have won three of their past four.

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