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Mavs blow 30-point lead, rally past Blazers 103-98

Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) celebrates after scoring the go-ahead points during the second half of the Mavericks´ 103-98 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Dallas. (John F. Rhodes/AP)
Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) celebrates after scoring the go-ahead points during the second half of the Mavericks' 103-98 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Dallas. (John F. Rhodes/AP)

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Devin Harris hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute and the Dallas Mavericks rallied in the fourth quarter after blowing a 30-point lead, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 103-98 Friday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 30 for Portland, including 18 in the third quarter when the Blazers went in front for the first time at 69-67 after trailing 44-14 early in the second quarter.

The score was tied 98-all when Aldridge missed a shot from the lane and Harris won the scramble for the rebound. He dribbled the length of the floor and hit a leaning shot on the baseline and was fouled by Damian Lillard.

The free throw put Dallas up by three and Aldridge's pass went over Lillard's head out of bounds.

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