Portland Trail Blazers
The Dallas Mavericks are already gearing up to defend their title, trading both their draft picks for Portland Trailblazers guard Rudy Fernandez.
The Dallas Mavericks held off a number of series comebacks to defeat the Portland Trailblazers and advance to Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs.
The Mavs took command of their first-round playoff series with a victory at home. Now they must break a losing tradition in Portland.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 25 points in the third quarter and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-82 Monday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
The Blazers beat the Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday evening to tie the first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
Cuban told reporters afterward he did not know what the object was, and he was unhurt by it. He also praised the security at the Rose Garden.
Wesley Matthews had 25 points and Portland cut Dallas’ lead in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Jason Terry had 29 points for the Mavericks, including five 3-pointers.
Who will break out for Dallas in Game 3 Thursday night at the Rose Garden? Jason Terry? Shawn Marion?
Peja Stojakovic tied his career playoff best with five 3-pointers and had 21 points, and Jason Kidd continued showing off a surprising scoring touch with 18 points, powering the Dallas Mavericks to a 101-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
McMillan was angry because Dallas took 29 free throws and his team took 13. Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki had 13 free throws in the fourth quarter alone.
As the highest-seeded Western Conference team to win its playoff opener, the Dallas Mavericks should be feeling pretty good about themselves. They don’t.
Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and the Trail Blazers took advantage of the road-weary Mavericks for a victory on Sunday.