After trailing by as many as 12 points early, the Mavericks rode a huge second quarter to a 52-43 halftime lead. The Mas outscored the Blazers by more than double in the second period, which ended on a Jason Terry 3-point shot at the buzzer. Led by Dirk Nowitzki and Terry, Dallas went on a 30-10 scoring run in the final 9 minutes of the half.
Nowitzki leads all scorers with 19 points while Terry has ten points and five assists. Gerald Wallace leads Portland with 13 points and 6 rebounds.