Dallas 101, Portland 89

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #52 Pat Fraher, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 20620

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 24 28 20 17 89
Dallas 22 28 23 28 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 48-34 30-11 18-23 L3
Dallas 57-25 29-12 28-13 W6

Recap

Dirk Nowitzki scored 33 points and Peja Stojakovic added 21 in his best playoff game in three years as the Dallas Mavericks took a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series with a 101-89 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

Nowitzki again struggled from the field early and shot 9 of 22 but was 15 of 17 from the line. Stojakovic was 8 of 13 - including 5 of 10 3-pointers - in scoring his most in the playoffs since 2008.

Jason Kidd scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting for Dallas.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Portland.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland's steadiest player, had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Gerald Wallace added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Portland's Andre Miller had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Wesley Matthews, who saw limited action in Game 1, had 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

The Trail Blazers closed to 78-76 in the fourth quarter, but the Mavericks went on a 16-8 run, keyed by two 3-pointers from Stojakovic and three baskets by Nowitzki.

Portland never got closer than eight points in the final three minutes.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Dallas
LaMarcus Aldridge 24 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 33
Andre Miller 8 Assists Jason Kidd 8
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 10
LaMarcus Aldridge 6 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 15
Nicolas Batum 1 Steals Jason Terry 2
LaMarcus Aldridge 3 Blocks Jason Kidd 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 89 48.5 7-14 18-27 20 37 4 2 13
Dallas 101 48.7 8-19 19-26 20 37 3 6 6

Upcoming Games

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