As the Dallas Mavericks did in the first two games, the Portland Trail Blazers went into their home building and took care of business. I wish I could say the same thing about the Pacers and 76ers however they were both over powered by their respective opponents and are now down 0-3 in their series. I would love to be proved wrong but as no team in NBA history has come back from a 0-3 deficit, the Pacers and 76ers seasons will be ending in the coming week.
The Blazers on the other hand are still alive, cutting Dallas’ series lead to 2-1. Portland started the game firing, with Matthews hitting four 3 pointers in the first quarter, Aldridge having his usual impact on the game and Roy putting what he said about his playing time aside, came to hoop. The momentum seemed to be with the Blazers throughout the first half but the Mavs found a way to stick around with the help of Terry and Dirk making the scores 54-52 at the main break.
The second half was different tale, Dallas came out and grabbed an early lead and things seemed to be going their way until the fourth quarter. The Blazers went on a 12-2 run in the first three and a half minutes of the final period to stretch their lead to 87-74. The Mavericks chipped away at the lead but poor foul shooting and Jason Kidd three that was counted as a 2 late in the game gave Portland the edge and eventually the win.
Game 4 is on April 23 at 5pm eastern, I hope you tune in.
Until next time..