Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Thursday, 04/21/11 AT 07:30PM

Trail Blazers 97, Mavericks 92: Post-Game Quotes

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

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 157 straight games at the Rose Garden (including regular season and playoffs), dating back to Dec. 21, 2007 … Portland finished the regular season second in the NBA in average home attendance (20,510).

    -- With the win Portland now trails Dallas 1-2 in the seven-game series … Portland’s all-time home playoff record improved to 71-33 (.683), which is tied for sixth among all active NBA teams … The Trail Blazers are now 7-1 against the Mavericks in playoff games at home, and 10-7 all-time against the Mavericks in the playoffs.

    -- Wesley Matthews posted a playoff career-high 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 shooting from downtown (previous 23, Utah vs. Denver, 4/30/10) … His eight field goals also marked a career playoff best, and his four 3-pointers tied his career postseason high … Matthews hit his first four shots from downtown and first six shots overall, accounting for 16 of Portland’s first 22 points … Matthews’ four 3-pointers in the first quarter tied a Trail Blazers postseason record for most 3-pointers in any quarter (twice, last Rudy Fernandez, 4/22/10 vs. Phoenix).

    -- Matthews scored 16 points in the first quarter, which is the most in a quarter by a Trail Blazer in the postseason since Bonzi Wells scored 18 in one quarter on 4/23/03 at Dallas ... Matthews finished the first half with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting.

    -- Ahead by three points (75-72), Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 12-2 run to claim its largest lead of the game (13 points) … Neither team has led by more than four points entering the final quarter in any of the three games in the series.

    -- The Trail Blazers fell behind 34-39 before outscoring Dallas 20-13 to close out the second quarter, taking a 54-52 lead into the half … Dallas shot 60.0 percent (21-35) from the field in the first half while Portland shot 57.5 percent (23-40) from the floor … Portland started the game out on a 10-2 run.

    -- LaMarcus Aldridge netted 20 points (9-21 FG) for Portland … Aldridge entered tonight eighth among postseason players in scoring (25.5) and tied for second in field goals (21).

    -- Andre Miller scored 16 points and tallied six of his seven assists in the first quarter … Miller went 1-for-2 from 3-point range, and now has three 3-pointers for the series after making four the entire regular season.

    -- Chris Johnson recorded three rebounds and two blocks in six minutes off the bench in his playoff debut.

    -- Brandon Roy scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting to go with four assists in 24 minutes off the bench for Portland … After missing his first shot, Roy hit six consecutive buckets.

    -- Jason Terry notched team bests of 29 points (10-13 FG, 5-7 3PT) and seven assists to lead the Mavericks … After three quarters Terry had collected 26 points on 9-for-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from long distance … Dirk Nowitzki scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Dallas to go with a team-high nine rebounds … Nowitzki and Terry were the only Mavericks to reach double-figures in points.

    -- Gerald Wallace pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to go with seven points, three assists, two steals and one block … All seven of his points came in the fourth quarter.

    -- Portland shot 57.1 percent (8-14) from 3-point range and 81.0 percent (17-21) from the foul line while Dallas collected averages of 40.9 percent (9-22) from deep and 56.5 percent (13-23) from the charity stripe.

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