Lillard has 32 and the Blazers beat the Mavs 136-119 to end the slide

PORTLAND, OR (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 36 factors and 10 assists because the Portland Path Blazers ended their five-game profitable streak with a 136-119 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night time.

Jusuf Nurkic added 22 factors and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who will face the Mavericks once more on Sunday night time.

Spencer Dinwiddie led Dallas with 25 factors. Luka Doncic dropped 15 factors on the season earlier than Mavericks coach Jason Kidd pulled him down with seven minutes left.

“It feels nice. Whenever you’re attempting to combat to win and also you’re confronted with that form of funk, it simply looks as if it’s going to by no means finish. I have been saying, when your mind is correct and also you’re pushing, everybody pulls the rope in the identical course,” Lillard mentioned of the tip of the dropping streak. Discover your method to the place you wish to go. And sometimes all it takes is one.”

Portland led by as many as 20 factors early within the second half and entered the fourth quarter up 106-90. Nurkic sank to present the Blazers a 116-94 lead with 9:59 left.

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