Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 26 25 17 25 93
L.A. Lakers 20 29 13 19 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 57-25 29-12 28-13 W4
L.A. Lakers 57-25 30-11 27-14 L2

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks took a surprising 2-0 series lead with a 93-81 victory over the host Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday in the Western Conference semifinals.

Dallas frustrated Los Angeles' offense and held the two-time defending champion Lakers to 32 second-half points. Los Angeles was 2-for-20 from 3-point range.

Shawn Marion had 14 points and nine rebounds, J.J. Barea scored 12 points and Jason Kidd had 10 for the Mavericks.

Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, and Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which missed its first 15 3-point attempts before Bryant connected with 2:43 remaining.

The Mavericks will try to take a 3-0 series lead Friday in Dallas.

Dallas pulled away with nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter after Derek Fisher’s basket pulled the Lakers within 75-69 with 7:07 left. Barea had two baskets and Kidd hit a 3-pointer during the run that gave Dallas a 15-point lead.

The Mavericks led 51-49 at halftime and held Los Angeles to 13 third-quarter points to take a six-point lead into the final period.

Paul Gasol added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   L.A. Lakers
Dirk Nowitzki 24 Scoring Kobe Bryant 23
Jason Kidd 6 Assists Derek Fisher 5
Shawn Marion 9 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 13
Jose Barea 4 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 4
Jason Terry 2 Steals Kobe Bryant 5
Brendan Haywood 3 Blocks Ron Artest 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 93 42.0 8-25 17-21 20 39 4 4 11
L.A. Lakers 81 41.0 2-20 11-20 18 44 5 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Lakers have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .768 after a win and .538 after a loss.
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