L.A. Lakers 92, Dallas 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 6, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #73 Ed Malloy, #9 Derrick Stafford, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 21156

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 27 24 21 20 92
Dallas 29 18 19 32 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 57-25 30-11 27-14 L3
Dallas 57-25 29-12 28-13 W5

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and nine rebounds and hit the go-ahead basket with 1:23 to play to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 98-92 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Friday to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

Nowitzki’s left-handed close-range basket broke a 91-all tie, and Jason Terry added four consecutive free throws as the third-seeded Mavericks put themselves in position to clinch the series in Sunday’s Game 4 in Dallas.

Terry scored 23 points, and Peja Stojakovic scored 11 of his 15 points in the final quarter as Dallas again outplayed the second-seeded Lakers down the stretch, outscoring Los Angeles 17-5 over the final four minutes.

Andrew Bynum had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 18 and Kobe Bryant added 17 for the two-time defending champs, who now face the unenviable task of winning four straight games. No NBA team has ever rallied to win a seven-game series after losing the first three.

The Mavericks trailed 81-73 with under seven minutes to play before going on a 15-6 run to take an 88-87 lead on two free throws by Nowitzki with 2:40 to play.

Stojakovic keyed the final-quarter charge by making three 3-pointers. The Mavericks were 12-of-29 from behind the arc, with Nowitzki making 4-of-5 3-point attempts.

Bryant passed former teammate Shaquille O’Neal for third place on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list. Bryant has 5,263 career playoff points to trail first-place Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Dallas
Andrew Bynum 21 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 32
Kobe Bryant 6 Assists Jason Kidd 9
Andrew Bynum 10 Rebounds Dirk Nowitzki 9
Andrew Bynum 3 Free Throws Made Jason Terry 7
Derek Fisher 2 Steals Jason Terry 2
Lamar Odom 1 Blocks Shawn Marion 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 92 47.6 3-13 11-14 19 37 1 6 11
Dallas 98 46.3 12-29 24-29 22 39 5 4 14

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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.
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