Watch LaMarcus Aldridge Hit Game-Winning Fadeaway to Beat Mavs

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

Dirk Nowitzki had his best game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night. Unfortunately, LaMarcus Aldridge snatched victory away from him with a buzzer-beating turn-around jumper to give Portland the win over the Dallas Mavericks, 106-104.

That's a killer. Dirk Nowitzki steps up with his biggest game of season (26 points) but LaMarcus Aldridge (29) snatches it away.

— Art Garcia (@ArtGarcia92) January 30, 2013

The Blazers came back from a 21-point third-quarter deficit, and the final 30 seconds of the contest devolved into an absolute ridiculous back-and-forth of bone-shatteringly thrilling basketball.

Nicolas Batum drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 101, but Dirk went and hit what seemed to be a dagger of a three-pointer on the other end.

Then came LaMacrus Aldridge's time to shine.

LaMarcus Aldridge's first 3 of the season with 4.9 secs left delivers 104-104 tie. Mavs have 4.5 secs to steal a win.

— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) January 30, 2013

The long-ball from Aldridge was not only his first three-pointer of the season, but just the 20th three of his career.

Then came the buzzer-beater to seal the deal.


— Dime Smash! (@DimeSmash) January 30, 2013

Aldridge's three-pointer was the first he had hit since April 9th, 2012. Just three days prior to that particular game, he knocked down a buzzer beater against, you guessed it, the Dallas Mavericks.

LaMarcus Aldridge has now hit buzzer-beating daggers to beat his hometown Mavs at home and on the road.

— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 30, 2013

Portland has been on a wild tear this season playing in close games like these. They've been in six overtime games thus far, along with 12 games decided by three points or less.