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Portland Trail Blazers forward Trendon Watford (2), pictured in a game against Minnesota, was a key contributor off the bench in a win on Friday, Feb. 3, at Washington.

The defense remains a big issue for the Portland Trail Blazers (16-13), who fell on the road to the Dallas Mavericks 130-110 on Friday night.

The Blazers held things in check in the first quarter, winning the first 12 minutes 32-31 thanks to a solid show from Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard each grabbing nine points.

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I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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