Key run: The Mavs led 32-23 with 11:07 to go in the 2nd quarter. The Hornets then used a 23-8 run through the 2:41 mark of the period to take a 46-40 lead.
* Dirk Nowitzki record his third postseason double-double with a team-high 22 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
* J. J. Barea made his first appearance of the postseason. In 5:15, he scored 3 points.
* Jason Kidd was ejected from the game with 7:16 to go in the fourth quarter after committing a flagrant 2 foul on New Orleans' Jannero Pargo. Before the penalty, he recorded three points, 4 rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
* New Orleans' rookie Julian Wright recorded a postseason career-high of 11 points.
* Over the last two games, Jason Terry is averaging 21 points. Tonight, Terry finished with 20 points.
Programming note: Game 5 is in New Orleans on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. and you can catch the game both on TNT and KTXA/Ch. 21.