Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Sunday, 04/03/11 AT 06:00PM

Trail Blazers 104, Mavericks 96: Post-Game Notes

  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 4.5

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 153 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 … Entering tonight Portland was second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,499).

    -- The Trail Blazers are now a season-best 13 games over .500 with a record of 45-32, which is two games behind their 77-game record from last season (47-30) when Portland went on to win 50 games and claim the sixth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

    -- The Trail Blazers have won eight consecutive games at the Rose Garden, tied for their best home streak this season (eight games, Dec. 7 – Jan. 2) … The last time Portland had multiple home winning streaks of at least eight games was in 1998-99 when Portland won nine straight at the Rose Garden from Feb. 10 – March 9 before running off eight straight from March 19  - April 6 in a 50-game season.

    -- Portland and Dallas finish the season at a 2-2 draw with each team winning both of its games at home … The Trail Blazers won the season series last season (3-1) for the first time since 1998-99 (3-0).

    -- Portland scored 38 points to the Mavericks’ 29 in the second quarter, tying its season high for points in any quarter (3rd quarter, Jan. 17 vs. Minnesota) … Portland shot 80.0 percent from the floor in the second quarter (12-15), including 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc … Five different Trail Blazers scored at least five points in the quarter.

    -- Portland finished the night with a 53.4 percent shooting mark from the field … The Trail Blazers are now 32-3 when they shoot a better percentage from the field than their opponent.

    -- Gerald Wallace tallied 19 points on 8–of-10 shooting for Portland, adding eight rebounds, three assists and three steals to his line.

    -- The Trail Blazers notched 10 steals compared to five by Dallas … Portland is now 21-4 on the season when they gather at least 10 steals in a game … The Trail Blazers had 11 turnovers while Dallas totaled 13 miscues … Entering tonight the Trail Blazers were fifth in the NBA turnovers (13.1), and second in turnover differential (-2.71).

    -- Nicolas Batum counted 15 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals off the bench while Rudy Fernandez netted 11 points, three assists and one steal as a bench player for Portland … Fernandez turns 26 years old tomorrow.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points to go with eight rebounds in 35 minutes … Aldridge is averaging 24.2 points (52.5 FG%) and 9.0 rebounds since Dec. 15 (52 games).

    -- Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 19 points and Rodrigue Beaubois scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half for Dallas … Jose Barea counted 12 points in 17 minutes for the Mavericks before fouling out with 4:20 left in the game.

    --The Trail Blazers shot 61.1 percent from the field (22-36) in the first half while Dallas shot 50.0 from the floor (17-34) … Portland outrebounded Dallas 10-8 in the first quarter as neither team logged an offensive board … Portland outscored Dallas 50-38 in points in the paint.

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