The supposed Brandon Roy controversy amounted to nothing Thursday night, as Roy and the Trail Blazers did something significantly good.

At home for the first time in the 2011 NBA playoffs, Roy led a revived Portland bench with 16 points and the Blazers won the fourth quarter for the first time in the series, beating Dallas 97-92 at the Rose Garden.

Roy made 6 of 10 shots from the field and added four assists in 24 minutes, and the Blazers outscored the Mavericks 22-20 over the final 12 minutes after leading 75-72 through three quarters.

Roy had expressed frustration over his limited playing time in Game 2, and his comments became a national story, as many Blazer fans fretted that their team would be distracted or wracked with dissension. All the talk and worries, which somehow left out other important details about the Portland-Dallas matchup, became much ado about very little.