Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Tuesday, 03/15/11 AT 07:00PM

Trail Blazers 104, Mavericks 101: Post-Game Notes

  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 147 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 … Portland is second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,488).

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 30 points (13-20 FG), his 11th game this season with 30 points or more, and pulled down eight rebounds (five offensive) … He is averaging 25.3 points (52.1 percent FG) and 9.3 rebounds since Dec. 15.

    -- The Trail Blazers are now 38-29, which is one game behind their 67-game record from a season ago (39-28), when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Payoffs.

    -- Portland is now 1-2 against the Mavericks on the season and will aim to even the series on April 3rd at the Rose Garden … Dallas entered the game with the best road record in the league, and is now tied with San Antonio for best away record at 23-10.

    -- Dallas suffered its fourth loss of the season when scoring over 100 points (36-4) while Portland notched its ninth win of the season when allowing 100 points or more (9-15) … The Trail Blazers are 24-6 on the season when they score 100 points or more.

    -- Wesley Matthews finished with 18 points on five-of-seven shooting from the field and a perfect four-of-four mark from downtown … Matthews has now made at least one 3-pointer in 14 straight games, and has shot at least 50.0 percent from 3-point range in six consecutive games.

    -- The Trail Blazers notched a 15-6 advantage in offensive rebounds and a 16-4 edge in second chance points over the Mavericks … Portland held a 10-2 advantage in offensive rebounds and a 14-2 edge in second chance points after the first half … Entering tonight Portland was third in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (12.2).

    -- Brandon Roy scored 16 of his 21 points in the in the final 14 minutes of the game, his highest total since Dec. 10 at Phoenix … Roy scored 10 straight points for the Trail Blazers from 1:41 left in the third quarter to 10:55 left in the fourth … Roy and Aldridge combined for 51 points, which is the most they have combined for all season.

    -- The Mavericks made their first 11 shot attempts, including three from beyond the arc, with their first misfire coming with 3:25 left in the first quarter … Dallas shot 14-of-19 from the field (73.7 %) and three-of-five from downtown, finishing the period with 32-29 edge over Portland … Jason Kidd finished with 14 assists and one point (0-1 FG), notching seven of his assists in the first quarter … Dallas shot 59.7 percent from the field, the highest mark by a losing opponent to Portland this season.

    -- Dallas committed 15 turnovers that led to 22 points for the Trail Blazers, while Portland turned the ball over a season-low seven times, leading to eight points for the Mavericks … Entering the game Portland was third in the NBA in turnovers per game (13.3).

    -- Nicolas Batum notched a season-high five assists before the end of the second quarter, adding five points and four rebounds to his line.

    -- Gerald Wallace made his first start of the season for the Trail Blazers, totaling eight points, five rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes.

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