Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 2, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #26 Bob Delaney, #29 Steve Javie, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 25 19 27 25 96
L.A. Lakers 23 30 25 16 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 57-25 29-12 28-13 W3
L.A. Lakers 57-25 30-11 27-14 L1

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki hit two go-ahead free throws with 19.5 seconds left and Jason Kidd made a key steal to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 96-94 victory over the host Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of their  Western Conference semifinal series on Monday night.

Kobe Bryant’s last-second, game-winning 3-point attempt for the Lakers bounced off the rim. Bryant scored 36 points, but made a costly turnover with 20.9 seconds left prior to Nowitzki’s free throws which gave Dallas a 95-94 lead.

Nowitzki finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds.

Kidd stole the ball from Paul Gasol, and hit one of two free throws with 3.1 seconds left. Gasol was trying to hand the ball to Bryant, who was bumped and fell.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Gasol had 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Lamar Odom had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers.

Jason Terry added 15 points and Kidd had 11 assists for the Mavericks.

The Lakers built a 16-point third-quarter lead thanks to a 21-2 run. Los Angeles finished the first half with a 14-2 spurt and scored the first seven points of the second half.

Dallas eventually pulled within 80-79 on Nowitzki’s 3-pointer with 9:03 to play, but did not catch the Lakers until Nowitzki's free throws.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   L.A. Lakers
Dirk Nowitzki 28 Scoring Kobe Bryant 36
Jason Kidd 11 Assists Pau Gasol 7
Dirk Nowitzki 14 Rebounds Lamar Odom 12
Dirk Nowitzki 5 Free Throws Made Pau Gasol 5
Jason Kidd 3 Steals Ron Artest 3
Tyson Chandler 3 Blocks Ron Artest 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 96 49.4 9-20 9-11 30 40 8 8 11
L.A. Lakers 94 42.9 5-19 17-20 21 44 8 9 11

Upcoming Games

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