Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Thursday, 04/28/11 AT 07:30PM

Mavericks 103, Trail Blazers 96: Post-Game Notes

04/28/11
  1. Written by: caseyholdahl  / avg. rating: 1.0

    -- The Trail Blazers have now sold out 159 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).

    -- Dallas’ win marks the first by either team on the road in 10 match-ups this season (regular season and playoffs) … Portland leaves the NBA playoffs in Game 6 of the First Round for the third consecutive season … The Trail Blazers have lost Game 6 at home in consecutive seasons after posting a 5-0 record in that situation prior to 2010 … Dallas moves on to the Second Round where it will face the Los Angeles Lakers.

    -- Portland now holds a 72-34 (.679) home record in the playoffs, which ranks sixth among all active NBA teams … The Trail Blazers finish the 2010-11 season winners of 12 of their last 14 home games (regular season and playoffs).

    -- The Trail Blazers have never won a playoff series when seeded sixth or lower (0-13) … Portland is now 3-25 in a playoff series in which it drops Game 1 … Portland holds a 13-28 record when seeded sixth in the playoffs … The Trail Blazers have failed to advance past the First Round in 21 of their last 29 playoff appearances.

    -- Gerald Wallace dropped 32 points, the most by a Trail Blazer in the series, to go with 12 rebounds in 33 minutes … His 32 points also mark a playoff career high … Wallace scored Portland’s first nine points on four-for-four shooting and assisted Wesley Matthews’ 3-pointer to make the score 12-5 … He finished the first quarter with 13 points and six rebounds … Wallace collected a double-double before the end of the third quarter (20 points, 10 rebounds) in 23 minutes of play … Wallace led the Trail Blazers in rebounds in the final four games of the series (including ties).

    -- Down 15 points entering the fourth quarter, Portland opened the period on a 9-2 run and came within one point of tying the Mavericks at 86-85, before Dallas pulled away by scoring five straight points to make it 91-85 … Portland won the quarter, 34-28.

     -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to go with 10 rebounds … He hit five consecutive shots in a stretch between the third and fourth quarter … Aldridge led Portland in scoring (20.8) and blocks per game (1.7) for the series.

    -- Wesley Matthews tallied 19 points for Portland (7-7 FT) … Rudy Fernandez moved into seventh place on the Trail Blazers postseason all-time 3-pointers list by hitting his 22nd career postseason trey, moving him ahead of Walt Williams.

    -- Portland outshot Dallas in the first half (45.2%-42.2%) but Dallas went 10-for-10 at the foul line compared to a 3-for-3 mark by Portland to take a 52-43 lead in to the half.

    -- Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 33 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 11-for-17 from the field and 11-for-11 from the foul line … Nowitzki scored 19 points in the first half on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.

    -- Jason Terry scored 22 points off the bench for Dallas on 9-for-16 shooting from the floor, adding a game-high eight assists.

    -- Portland outscored the Mavericks 22-11 in second chance points.

    -- Dallas scored eight points off of seven Portland turnovers while the Trail Blazers notched 11 points off nine miscues by the Mavericks.

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