While the energy in the first-round playoff series against the Mavericks looks to have tilted Portland's way, the Trail Blazers still need to address some issues if they have hope of leveling Dallas' 2-1 advantage.
The Blazers having trouble with some aspects of their defense, despite as their 97-92 victory in Game 3.
And they're still lacking production from the bench, even though Brandon Roy has had something of a breakthrough.
Wesley Matthews led the Blazers with 25 points in Portland's victory at the Rose Garden Thursday night.
The result was true to the regular season series, when each team won twice on their home court.
The Blazers will host the Mavericks in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon.