Portland faces Dallas in conference showdown
Dallas Mavericks (15-17, eighth in Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-19, 11th in Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas faces Portland in Western Conference Monday.
The Trail Blazers are 7-15 against opponents in the Western Conference. Portland is 9-14 against opponents over 0.500.
The Mavericks are 12-9 against opponents in the Western Conference. Dallas is sixth in the league allowing just 105.1 points while keeping opponents 46.1 percent from shots.
TOP PERFORMERS: Damian Lillard is averaging 23.8 points and 7.5 assists for the Trail Blazers. Norman Powell has averaged 2.5 to 3 points in the last 10 games for Portland.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 2.5 points to 3 points per game for the Mavericks, scoring 14.9 points while shooting 33.2% from beyond the arc. Jalen Brunson is averaging 18.2 points and 6.2 assists in the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 103.2 points, 41.4 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% ground. Their opponents average 113.2 points per game.
Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 105.3 points, 44.9 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Their opponents average 102.6 points.
INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Ben McLemore: outside (health and safety protocols), Cody Zeller: outside (knee), Trendon Watford: outside (health and safety protocols), CJ McCollum: outside (lung), Robert Covington: outside (health and safety protocols), Keljin Blevins: outdoors (health and safety protocols), Nassir Little: day to day (illness), Dennis Smith Jr.: outdoors (health and safety protocols).
Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: daily (toe), Luka Doncic: absent (health and safety protocols), Dorian Finney-Smith: daily (illness), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal), Eugene Omoruyi: out ( foot), Tim Hardaway Jr.: outdoors (health protocols), Maxi Kleber: outdoors (health protocols), Trey Burke: outdoors (health and safety protocols), JaQuori McLaughlin: outdoors (health and safety protocols), Reggie Bullock: outside (hygiene and safety protocols).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.