Portland Trail Blazers
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.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 30 points in Portland’s 104-101 victory against Dallas on Tuesday night.