LaMarcus Aldridge and Gerald Wallace have been a formidable tandem for the Portland Trail Blazers, giving them an early 38-35 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series. The two have combined for 23 points already, account for the bulk of the Blazers offense as Portland tries to even the series.
Aldridge has 12 points in the early-goings, with Gerald Wallace adding 11. Wes Matthews is the only other starter to put points on the board and has two. Matthews, though, was knocked out cold after colliding with a Dallas player in the first. After staying down for a few minutes, he was helped to the locker room, but made a return to the bench and was, apparently, cleared to reenter the game. Nicolas Batum has 10 points and joined Wallace and Aldridge in double-figures.
Dallas has spread the scoring load around, with only Peja Stojakovic in double-figures with 10 points so far. Jason Terry has six points, with Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki each adding four. Jason Kidd has three points so far.