That off-season acquisition of Delonte West is looking better and better with each game.

West came off the bench Saturday night to score six straight points in the second overtime to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a hard-fought 97-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers before 20,457 at American Airlines Center.

With starting point guard Jason Kidd on a minutes count, the Mavs turned to West for direction, and he stepped up and made big bucket after big bucket.

"He was phenomenal," coach Rick Carlisle said. "The guy stays ready and he's a money player.