DALLAS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge
powered Portland to a fifth straight win with 30 points and 12 rebounds Saturday, sending the Trail Blazers over Dallas 127-111.
Nicolas Batum put in 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Portland, which broke the game open with a 17-6 run ending the first half.
Robin Lopez (16 points and 12 rebounds) and Damian Lillard (14 points, 10 assists) each notched a double-double for Portland.
The Mavericks got 18 points from Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis added 15.
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