The Mavs are looking for their seventh victory in nine games, as well as their third straight over Portland.
However, the task will be a difficult one, as the Trail Blazers have one of the best home crowds in the NBA, and All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has averaged 27 points in his last five games against Dallas.
This is a rematch of the 2011 first round Western Conference playoff series, a series Dallas won 4 games to 2 en route to its first championship.
The game can be seen on TV on Fox Sports Southwest , and it can also be heard on 103.3 FM ESPNDallas.
Tonight's matchup tips off around 9:00 PM CT.Tags: Basketball, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Darren Collison, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA, O.J. Mayo, Portland Trail Blazers