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Saturday, December 7th (All times Eastern)

Dallas Mavericks (12-8) at Portland Trail Blazers (17-3), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers are on fire and will try to continue that momentum on Saturday night when they conclude a four-game homestand against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Blazers have won four straight and 15 of their last 16. Their most recent victory might have been their most impressive as they throttled the Utah Jazz, 130-98 on Friday night.

Portland made a franchise-record 17 3-pointers and shot an eye-opening 73.9 percent from long range. The Blazers' 73.9 percent 3-point shooting (17-23) is the highest by any team that made at least 15 3-pointers in NBA history.

"Our 3-point shooters are good 3-point shooters. That's not surprising," said Portland coach Terry Stotts. "Now you don't expect to shoot that well obviously, but more importantly, our 3s are in rhythm. They're good shots for the guys taking them. When those guys are taking open 3s, there is a good chance they'll go in."

Damian Lillard made five from long range, followed by four from Wesley Matthews, three from Niclas Batum, two apiece from Dorell Wright and Allen Crabbe and Mo Williams even made one.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 15 rebounds.

The 130 points marked a season-high for the Blazers, who own the best record in the Western Conference. Portland has won at least 17 of its first 20 games for just the third time in franchise history.

The Mavericks opened a four-game road trip with Wednesday's 100-97 win at New Orleans and Dirk Nowitzki led six players in double figures with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Nowitzki has scored 20-plus points in seven of his last 10 games and 11 times total this season.

Monta Ellis notched his second double-double of the season with 14 points, six rebounds, a game-high 10 assists, Vince Carter had 15 points off the bench and both DeJuan Blair and Jose Calderon netted 12 apiece for the Mavs, who used a Calderon 3-pointer to erase a 92-91 deficit for a two-point lead.

New Orleans was able to even the score twice in the last three minutes, but never took back the lead.

Dallas has won two straight since losing four of five and improved to 3-6 away from Big D. Shawn Marion had 10 points and the Mavs' bench outscored New Orleans' reserves, 31-10.

"It feels good to get a huge win for us as a team, and we're happy to get through this back-to-back like this," Calderon said. "It was good, good enough."

The Mavs will visit Sacramento and the Golden State Warriors on the trip, and took three of four meetings from Portland a season ago. Dallas is 8-4 in the last 12 matchups in this series and has won 11 of its last 17 at Portland.

12/07 10:56:55 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
 
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
1st OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd
COL 2
MIN 2
 
1st
SJS 1
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2