Portland 81, Dallas 89

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #36 David Jones, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 20541

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 22 15 20 24 81
Dallas 21 26 14 28 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 48-34 30-11 18-23 L2
Dallas 57-25 29-12 28-13 W5

Recap


A sluggish Dirk Nowitzki came alive in the fourth quarter for 18 of his 28 points, and Jason Kidd scored 24 as the Dallas Mavericks earned an 89-81 victory over visiting the Portland Trail Blazers in a defensive Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series Saturday night.

Nowitzki had a poor shooting night (7 of 20) but made all 13 free throws and had 10 rebounds.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points for Portland, while Andre Miller scored 18 and Marcus Camby had 18 rebounds.

Portland used a 15-5 run to take a 72-66 lead with 6:07 remaining, but the Mavericks came back behind Nowitzki with a 14-4 run for an 80-76 lead.

Dallas went 0 for 10 during a stretch of the third and fourth quarters as Portland took control. The Mavericks went without a field goal for 11 minutes until Kidd, 6 of 10 on 3-pointers, sank a 20-foot jumper.

Nicolas Batum added 14 off the bench for Portland, which was just 2 of 16 from 3-point range (including 1 of 7 for Batum). Dallas held Gerald Wallace scoreless until the third quarter and he finished just 4 of 13 for eight points.

Game 2 will be Tuesday night in Dallas.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Dallas
LaMarcus Aldridge 27 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 28
Andre Miller 6 Assists Jason Kidd 4
Marcus Camby 18 Rebounds Dirk Nowitzki 10
Andre Miller 4 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 13
Gerald Wallace 3 Steals Jason Kidd 2
Marcus Camby 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 81 46.1 2-16 9-13 22 40 3 7 14
Dallas 89 40.9 10-19 25-29 14 39 7 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Portland. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .768 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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