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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 28 23 27 23 101 DALLAS 26 24 26 30 106 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: POR - DAMON STOUDAMIRE 22, RASHEED WALLACE 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14 DAL - DIRK NOWITZKI 29, MICHAEL FINLEY 20, STEVE NASH 18

HIGH REBOUND: POR - RASHEED WALLACE 7, ARVYDAS SABONIS 7 DAL - DIRK NOWITZKI 12, SHAWN BRADLEY 12

HIGH ASSISTS: POR - SCOTTIE PIPPEN 9, DAMON STOUDAMIRE 5 DAL - STEVE NASH 8, HOWARD EISLEY 6

ATT: 17,750


Extended Box

PORTLAND (101) AT DALLAS (106)

PORTLAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

PIPPEN F 35 3-5 4-4 3 1 4 9 5 2 3 11 WALLACE F 45 8-20 3-6 3 4 7 4 4 4 2 20 SABONIS C 24 2-6 2-2 2 5 7 4 1 1 2 6 SMITH G 37 4-10 5-5 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 14 STOUDAMIRE G 36 9-19 1-1 2 2 4 5 4 3 5 22 DAVIS 20 6-8 2-3 1 4 5 1 2 1 0 14 ANTHONY 18 3-6 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 WELLS 14 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 1 2 4 AUGMON 11 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 2 BARKLEY DNP - FAMILY REASONS KEMP DNP - COACH'S DECISION PERDUE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-80 18-23 12 22 34 26 23 14 15 101 (.475) (.783) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16(13 PTS)

DALLAS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

FINLEY F 44 8-18 4-4 2 2 4 0 3 0 3 20 NOWITZKI F 38 11-19 6-6 5 7 12 2 5 1 3 29 LAETTNER C 16 3-6 1-2 0 4 4 1 1 0 1 7 EISLEY G 37 5-9 0-0 0 1 1 6 4 1 2 11 NASH G 37 5-10 8-8 1 3 4 8 2 1 5 18 TRENT 15 1-5 0-0 4 2 6 0 0 2 1 2 BRADLEY 24 4-6 5-6 4 8 12 1 1 0 1 13 DAVIS 19 3-5 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 6 ALEXANDER 10 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 BRYANT DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARVEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-81 24-26 17 30 47 20 19 5 17 106 (.494) (.923) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 17(34 PTS)

PORTLAND 28 23 27 23 - 101 DALLAS 26 24 26 30 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - SABONIS, DAVIS. DALLAS - NOWITZKI 2, NASH, LAETTNER, BRADLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 7-17 (.412), PIPPEN 1-1, WALLACE 1-3, SMITH 1-5, STOUDAMIRE 3-5, ANTHONY 1-2, WELLS 0-1. DALLAS 2-7 (.286), FINLEY 0-3, NOWITZKI 1-2, EISLEY 1-2. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - WALLACE, HEAD COACH DUNLEAVY 2 (EJECTED), DAVIS 2, WELLS, DALLAS - EISLEY, FINLEY, BRADLEY 2 (EJECTED), ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, RON OLESIAK, MARC DAVIS. A - 17,750. T - 2:18.


Box Score

PORTLAND (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 35 3-5 4-4 3-4 9 5 11 Wallace 45 8-20 3-6 3-7 4 4 20 Sabonis 24 2-6 2-2 2-7 4 1 6 Smith 37 4-10 5-5 0-2 2 1 14 Stoudamire 36 9-19 1-1 2-4 5 4 22 Davis 20 6-8 2-3 1-5 1 2 14 Anthony 18 3-6 1-2 0-0 0 0 8 Wells 14 2-5 0-0 0-3 0 3 4 Augmon 11 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 3 2 Barkley DNP - family reasons Kemp DNP - coach's decision Perdue DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 18-23 12-34 26 23 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.783. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Pippen 1-1, Wallace 1-3, Smith 1-5, Stoudamire 3-5, Anthony 1-2, Wells 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 2 (Sabonis, Davis). Turnovers: 16 (Stoudamire 5, Pippen 3, Sabonis 2, Wallace 2, Wells 2, Augmon). Steals: 14 (Wallace 4, Stoudamire 3, Pippen 2, Smith 2, Davis, Sabonis, Wells).

DALLAS (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Finley 44 8-18 4-4 2-4 0 3 20 Nowitzki 38 11-19 6-6 5-12 2 5 29 Laettner 16 3-6 1-2 0-4 1 1 7 Eisley 37 5-9 0-0 0-1 6 4 11 Nash 37 5-10 8-8 1-4 8 2 18 Trent 15 1-5 0-0 4-6 0 0 2 Bradley 24 4-6 5-6 4-12 1 1 13 Davis 19 3-5 0-0 1-3 2 2 6 Alexander 10 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Bryant DNP - coach's decision Harvey DNP - coach's decision Vaught DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-81 24-26 17-47 20 19 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.923. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (Finley 0-3, Nowitzki 1-2, Eisley 1-2). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 5 (Nowitzki 2, Nash, Laettner, Bradley). Turnovers: 17 (Nash 5, Finley 3, Nowitzki 3, Eisley 2, Alexander, Bradley, Laettner, Trent). Steals: 5 (Trent 2, Eisley, Nash, Nowitzki). ____________________________________________ Portland 28 23 27 23 - 101 Dallas 26 24 26 30 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 6 (Wallace, 8:07 1st; Head Coach Dunleavy 2 (ejected), 10:02 3rd, 5:45 4th; Davis 2, 8:07 3rd, 4:32 3rd; Wells, 7:33 4th). Dallas 5 (Eisley, 3:12 2nd; Finley, 7:17 4th; Bradley 2 (ejected), 5:49 4th, 0:51 4th; Illegal Defense, 5:18 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,750. T: 2:18. Officials: Joe Forte, Ron Olesiak, Marc Davis.


Game Story

DALLAS (Ticker) -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Bonzi Wells got mad but Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks got even.

Nowitzki answered Wells' poor sportsmanship in the fourth quarter by scoring 12 of his 29 points in the final period, leading the Mavericks to an impressive 106-101 victory over the Trail Blazers in a volatile game.

"It was an intense basketball game," Dallas coach Don Nelson said. "It was about as crazy a game as I've ever been involved in. It was a hard game for the referees to referee because of the antics by the Trail Blazers."

Wells incited the Mavericks when he purposely tripped Michael Finley with just over seven minutes to play and Dallas clinging to a two-point lead. After a brief skirmish between Finley and Wells, Nowitzki calmly went on a scoring spree.

"Bonzi did not have anything going his way at the time and I knew he was going to foul someone hard or something," Finley said. "But I never thought it would be me."

The 7-foot German hit three straight free throws, including two technicals, and added two more from the line with 3:45 to play, giving Dallas a 91-86 lead. He was also the recipient of a hard foul from Wells on a layup attempt.

"Well, it really didn't have anything to do with the Mavericks," Wells said of his aggressive play. "This game just kind of got out of hand. A lot of technical fouls were being called, a lot of fouls were being called, so both teams didn't really get into a groove. There's no bitter blood, no bad blood. We respect Dallas as a team, all their players. It just kind of got out of hand."

Nowitzki converted a three-point play with three minutes left and hit back-to-back jumpers to make it 102-94 with under a minute remaining, all but assuring the Mavericks revenge for a 95-84 loss at Portland on November 30.

Nowitzki finished 11-of-19 from the floor, 6-of-6 at the line and grabbed 12 rebounds while blocking a pair of shots in 38 minutes.

"I was just letting the game come to me," Nowitzki said. "My teammates always gave me the ball in the right spot and I was just playing with the flow of the team. I was open and just did my thing."

Damon Stoudamire scored 22 points and Rasheed Wallace added 20 and had to play the unfamiliar role of peacemaker when Portland coach Mike Dunleavy went on a rant and earned an ejection with just under six minutes to play.

"A disappointing game in a lot of ways for us," Dunleavy said. "We lost our composure. Some of the calls were tough calls but we didn't stay disciplined enough. Both teams mixed it up. They got into it. We took the brunt of it and we let them take the game from us."

These teams are scheduled to meet twice more this season in March.

"No tone needs to be set. They are an excellent team," Dunleavy said of upcoming encounters with Dallas. "They have got the ability to beat us. That's enough incentive as it is. We have to come on strong and be ready to play 48 minutes against this team. We played 48 minutes the last time and we got a good win. Tonight we had lapses. We let our emotions get to us and they took the game away."

Dallas center Shawn Bradley, who stuck up for Finley during the brief but heated exchange with Wells, was also ejected with less than a minute to play as the teams refused to play nice. In all, there were 11 technical fouls and a pair of ejections.

Steve Smith and Dale Davis scored 14 points apiece for the Blazers, who shot 47.5 percent (38-of-80) and scored a whopping 34 points off 17 turnovers.

Finley scored 20 points and Steve Nash added 18 and eight assists for the Mavs, who shot 49 percent (40-of-81) and held a 47-34 rebounding advantage.

Trailing 78-76 entering the fourth quarter, the Mavericks, not the Blazers, showed the grit of a perennial playoff team and Western Conference power. Portland has made the postseason every season since 1982-83 -- the longest current streak in the league.

"This was the closest thing to a playoff game that I've ever been in as far as the crowd and the intensity of both teams," Finley said. "The whole atmosphere was like a playoff atmosphere."

After a dunk by Wallace gave Portland a four-point lead, Finley drilled a 17-footer and Howard Eisley scored on consecutive trips to give Dallas an 82-80 lead with 9:59 to play.

Arvydas Sabonis and Eisley traded baskets before Nowitzki took control, scoring 12 of Dallas' final 22 points.

"Normally (the technicals are) not very good for the flow of the game," Nowitzki said. "But somehow we always got together and said, `Let's stay focused, let's try to win this game.' That's what we did. We did a great job."

"Dirk's having a great year for sure," Dunleavy said. "He's a unique type of player. He's got the ability to score from the outside, pick up the dribble. He's an excellent shooter He's an excellent competitor."

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