Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Saturday, 04/23/11 AT 02:00PM

Trail Blazers 84, Mavericks 82: Post-Game Notes

04/23/11
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 5.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 158 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 (20,507).

    -- The seven-game series between Portland and Dallas is now even at 2-2 … The Trail Blazers are now 8-1 against the Mavericks in playoff games at home, and 11-7 all-time against the Mavericks in the postseason … Portland’s home playoff record now stands at 72-33 (.689), which ranks fifth among all active NBA teams … The road team has yet to win a game in the series, including regular season and postseason play.

    -- Entering the fourth quarter down by 18 points (49-67), the Trail Blazers outscored the Mavericks 35-15 to claim their first lead (with 39.2 seconds remaining) since the first quarter, when they were ahead 9-8 … The 18-point comeback is the largest fourth quarter comeback in Trail Blazers postseason history and marks the first time the Trail Blazers have won after trailing by at least 10 points heading into the final quarter in the playoffs (Elias) … Dallas held their largest lead of the game in the third quarter at 23 points, leading 67-44 with 1:15 left … After that Portland went on a 40-15 run to close out the game in the final 12:34 of the contest … The last time an NBA team came back to win after being down at least 23 points was when Boston came back from 24 down to beat the L.A. Lakers on June 12, 2008, at Los Angeles.

    -- Brandon Roy scored 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting in the fourth quarter, finishing with a game-high 24 points (9-13 FG) to go with four rebounds and five assists … His 18 points in the quarter are the most by a Trail Blazer in one quarter since Bonzi Wells scored 18 in one quarter on April 23, 2003, at Dallas … Roy had a hand in 12 of the Trail Blazers 15 field goals in the final quarter, dishing four dimes and hitting eight shots from the field … He is averaging 20.0 points in the last two games of the series after totaling two points in the first two matches … Roy scored 21 of his 24 points in the final 12:02 of the game.

    -- Portland’s 35 fourth quarter points equaled its total from the entire first half … The Trail Blazers shot 75.0 percent (15-20) from the field in the final quarter, and notched seven assists after dishing six helpers through the first three quarters … Portland scored eight points on four Dallas turnovers while not giving it up once in the fourth quarter ... The Mavericks outscored Portland 30-14 in the third quarter, increasing their lead from two points to 18.

     -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points to go with six rebounds, three blocks and a playoff career-best four steals …He scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half … Aldridge entered today 12th in the NBA in scoring (23.7) and second in field goals made (30) for the playoffs.

    -- Andre Miller notched 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-4 FT) and scored six of Portland’s first nine points … Gerald Wallace collected a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    -- Portland trailed 25-35 before finishing the second quarter on a 10-2 run to enter the half down by two points, 35-37 … The Trail Blazers also scored the final six points of the first half … Dallas didn’t attempt any free throw in the first half while Portland went 12-for-12 from the foul line.

    -- Portland’s 11 points in the first quarter tied a franchise low for points in the first quarter in postseason play … Andre Miller (six points) and Wesley Matthews (five points) were the only Trail Blazers to score in the quarter … Four of the Mavericks’ six field goals in the first quarter were 3-pointers; they went 4-for-7 from 3-point range and 2-for-12 inside the arc.

    -- Portland and Dallas went a combined 32-for-33 from the free throw line; Portland shot 22-for-23 while Dallas made all 10 of its attempts.

    -- Dallas was led by Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 20 points (7-17 FG) to go with two rebounds … Nowitzki also had a game-high four turnovers.

    -- Portland blanked the Mavericks in fast break points, 12-0, while Dallas gained a 14-2 edge in second chance points.

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