After beating two of the best teams in the NBA, the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers easily got by the league's worst club their last time out.
Unfortunately for the Dallas Mavericks, they're up next.
Coming off its highest scoring display of the season, Portland goes for a ninth consecutive home win Saturday night against Dallas.
While some may have been skeptical of the Blazers' incredible start, beating Indiana and Oklahoma City early this week surely silenced any critics. Portland (17-3) kept things going Friday with a 130-98 rout of Utah, its 15th win in 16 games.
Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard combined for 45 points on 15-of-20 shooting, including 9 of 12 from 3-point range. The Blazers went a franchise-best 17 of 23 from beyond the arc (73.9 percent), setting an NBA record for any team with at least 20 attempts.
"We were feeling it," Matthews said.
Lillard ranks second in the NBA with 57 made 3s, and Matthews is third with 56. The Blazers are 17-0 when Aldridge, averaging a career-high 10.0 boards, pulls down at least six.
While the Mavericks appear to have a tough task ahead of them, they're seeking a third straight win after beating New Orleans 100-97 on Wednesday. He was limited to 11.0 on 34.6 percent shooting in the last two meetings, both Dallas wins.
The Mavericks have taken four of five from the Blazers, including two of three in Portland.
Aldridge has averaged 24.9 points in his last 15 against Dallas. Lillard, though, was held to 14.3 per game and 28.3 percent shooting in the four matchups last season.