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Dallas puts home win streak on the line against Portland

April 8, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (27-53, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (50-30, fourth in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -18; over/under is 221.5

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will try to keep its four-game home win streak intact when the Mavericks play Portland.

The Mavericks are 34-16 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas has a 7-5 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Trail Blazers are 11-39 in Western Conference play. Portland has a 15-30 record against teams above .500.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Mavericks won 132-112 in the last matchup on Jan. 27.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luka Doncic is scoring 28.3 points per game and averaging 9.1 rebounds for the Mavericks. Reggie Bullock is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

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Anfernee Simons is scoring 17.3 points per game and averaging 2.6 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Ben McLemore is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Maxi Kleber: day to day (ankle).

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Josh Hart: out (knee), Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (foot), Damian Lillard: out for season (abdominal), Trendon Watford: out (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out for season (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out for season (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee), Justise Winslow: day to day (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.