As Tuesday night’s Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers progresses, it’s becoming clear this one is headed to a photo finish. Neither team has been able to pull away as the Blazers and Mavs engage in a back-and-forth battle in Dallas. Through the third quarter, the Mavs have inched ahead, taking a 73-72 lead into the final 12 minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge is still leading the way for the Blazers with a team-high 21 points. Gerald Wallace has 17 points, Wesley Matthews has 11 points and Andre Miller has 10 points thus far for Portland. Nicolas Batum is also in double-figures with 10 points off the bench, all of which came in the first half.
Jason Kidd is back to his scoring ways on Tuesday with 18 points for the Mavs. Kidd is 7-11 from the field including a 3-6 mark from beyond the arc. Dirk Nowitzki has a team-high 19, including a perfect 9-9 mark from the free throw line. Peja Stojakovic and Jason Terry have been strong in a relief role, scoring 15 and 10 points off the bench, respectively.