Blazers Vs. Mavericks Score: Portland, Dallas Off To Slow Starts

On Saturday, Game 4 between the Blazers and Mavericks is off to a decidedly slow start. After one quarter of play, Portland leads Dallas by a 16-11 score.

Both teams took a while to get going -- after four minutes of play, the score was 5-0 Blazers -- but they seemed to finally find their shots late in the quarter. Of particular concern for the Mavericks is the way Dirk Nowitzki has started the game; through the first 12 minutes, he's only 1-for-5 from the field.

The Blazers are shooting 25 percent from the field thus far, while the Mavericks are shooting 31.6 percent. Neither team has demonstrated a sizeable advantage in the rebound or turnover battles.

Follow along with this StoryStream for game updates. And for more on these teams, check out our Blazers blog, Blazer's Edge, and our Mavericks blog, Mavs Moneyball.

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