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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 36 points and 10 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 136-119 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

Jusuf Nurkic had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who face the Mavericks again on Sunday night.

Spencer Dinwiddie led Dallas with 25 points. Luka Doncic was tied for a season-low 15 points before Mavericks coach Jason Kidd pulled him with seven minutes left.

Portland jumped out to a 20-point lead early in the second half and took a 106-90 lead into the fourth quarter. Nurkic dunked to put the Blazers up 116-94 with 9:59 left.

Doncic and Lillard had a heated exchange before Lillard scored to give the Blazers a 122-102 lead. Tim Hardaway Jr. left the court shortly before and limped to the locker room with what appeared to be a left ankle injury.

Lillard started but was listed as questionable after rolling his ankle early in Thursday’s 119-113 loss to the Portland Cavaliers. Lillard came out and scored 11 points in the first quarter against the Mavs.


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