DALLAS -- The last time LaMarcus Aldridge played in his hometown, he left with a bitter taste. This trip was a lot sweeter.
Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper over the outstretched arm of Mavericks 7-foot center Brendan Haywood at the overtime buzzer, then was mobbed by teammates at center court.
"LaMarcus is our All-Star," Portland interim coach Kaleb Canales said. "We were going to LaMarcus. Big-time player, big-time shot."
The Mavericks won the previous meeting between the teams this season, 97-94 in two overtimes on Feb. 11 in Dallas.
"This is big because it was in the crib [his hometown]," Aldridge said.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Jamal Crawford added 14 points for the Blazers, who've won four of six to remain in playoff contention with 10 games left.
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"The last time we were here it was a tough loss," Crawford said. "[A loss] tonight would have definitely clouded our playoff hopes."
With the score tied at 97 in the final minute of overtime, Felton misfired on a long 3-pointer, and Nowitzki grabbed the rebound. However, he threw the ball out of bounds while trying to pass to a wide-open Shawn Marion streaking downcourt with 19 seconds left.
That gave the Blazers possession, leading to Aldridge's game-winner and a confidence boost for a team that entered the night 7-19 on the road.
"It was just a brutal play," Nowitzki said of his bad pass. "I got the rebound, and I really wanted to hold it for the last shot. I looked up and saw Shawn was wide open. I tried to rush it to him, and it just got away.
"It was kind of an instinct play. You see a guy open, you want to throw it to him. Sometimes you make decisions in a split second. I made the wrong one."
Terry kept his team close in the fourth quarter, hitting two 3-pointers, then feeding Marion for a layup with 15.6 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 91.
The Blazers set up for a final shot with 8 seconds remaining, but Terry stole the ball from Crawford before missing a desperation 3 at the buzzer, sending the game to overtime.
Portland trailed by 15 in the second quarter, but the Blazers finished the third with a 16-0 run that included 12 from Felton, who had three 3s and a three-point play during the spurt.
Felton's swish from beyond the arc with 0.8 seconds left in the third gave him 26 points and put Portland ahead 74-66.
Felton's previous season-high was 24 on March 25 against Golden State.
"A couple of their guys got going, and it was tough to shut them off," Marion said.
Nowitzki got off to a strong start, hitting his first four field goal tries and scoring 10 of his team's first 14 points.
Dallas was in front 27-17 heading into the second quarter and was up at halftime, 56-44.
The Mavs had won 22 of their previous 29 regular-season meetings with the Blazers.
|Raymond Felton leaps on LaMarcus Aldridge after he hits the game-winning jumper for the Trail Blazers. (Getty Images)|
|Portland (27-29) «||17||27||30||17||8||99|
|POR:R. Felton 30 Pts
POR:L. Aldridge 12 Reb
POR:R. Felton 6 Ast
|DAL:D. Nowitzki 23 Pts
DAL:D. Nowitzki 13 Reb
DAL:J. Terry 5 Ast
|Players of the Game|
|L. Aldridge, PF||44||11-24||3-4||12||2||1||25|
|R. Felton, PG||43||12-18||1-1||7||6||1||30|
|N. Batum, SF||40||3-9||0-0||9||5||0||6|
|W. Matthews, SG||37||4-11||0-0||3||1||5||9|
|J. Przybilla, C||13||1-1||0-0||5||0||2||2|
|J. Crawford, SG||29||4-14||5-6||4||3||2||14|
|J. Hickson, PF||27||4-11||0-0||7||0||0||8|
|L. Babbitt, SF||13||1-2||0-0||1||0||1||2|
|J. Flynn, PG||10||1-4||0-0||1||0||1||3|
|H. Thabeet, C||9||0-0||0-0||2||0||0||0|
|K. Thomas, PF||Did Not Play|
|C. Smith, PF||Did Not Play|
|S. Williams, SF||Did Not Play|
|N. Smith, PG||Did Not Play|
|E. Williams, SG||Did Not Play|
|Complete Box Score|
|D. Nowitzki, PF||43||9-16||4-4||13||2||1||23|
|S. Marion, PF||42||6-11||0-0||9||1||1||12|
|D. West, SG||30||4-13||1-2||2||5||1||10|
|B. Haywood, C||28||1-5||0-0||6||0||4||2|
|V. Carter, SG||24||3-10||0-0||5||0||1||6|
|J. Terry, SG||37||7-14||0-0||1||5||1||18|
|B. Wright, PF||25||6-7||1-1||5||0||0||13|
|R. Beaubois, PG||25||5-14||0-1||1||5||3||10|
|L. Odom, PF||11||1-3||0-0||1||1||1||3|
|J. Kidd, PG||Did Not Play|
|B. Cardinal, PF||Did Not Play|
|I. Mahinmi, C||Did Not Play|
|K. Azubuike, SF||Did Not Play|
|Y. Jianlian, PF||Did Not Play|
|D. Jones, SG||Did Not Play|
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