Mavericks beat Trail Blazers (4-2): A Series in Review

The Mavericks finally got past the first round beating the Trail Blazers in 6 games.

Dirk Nowitzki dominated the series putting up 29.75 PPG, 9 RPG, and a +/- of +12.5 in the wins. In this series, his offensive prowess showed why he is almost impossible to guard.

Jason Kidd provided a major jolt of energy at the point guard position. As a good point guard should, Kidd facilitated putting up 13.25 PPG, 8 APG, and had a +/- of +9.25 in the wins.

Jason Terry was huge off the bench putting up over 20 points in 2 separate games and he put up 22 points and 8 assists in the series clinching Game 6. In the wins, Terry put up 15.5 PPG, 3.25 APG, and had a +/- of +12. His +/- was the 2nd highest, in the wins, behind Nowitzki.

Shawn Marion also provided a solid effort at small forward putting up 10.5 PPG and 4.5 RPG, in the wins.

The trade for Gerald Wallace by the Blazers proved prosperous averaging 15.17 PPG and 9.17 RPG during the course of the series and put up 32 points and 12 rebounds in Game 6.

In the wins, the biggest contributor on the Blazers was Brandon Roy with 20 PPG, 4.5 APG, and had a +/- of +11.5. In Game 3, Wesley Matthews had a breakout performance with 25 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. In Game 4, LaMarcus Aldridge put up 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks. Both Game 3 and Game 4 were wins for the Blazers.

The Blazers look to have a promising outlook for the upcoming years with the young players stepping up.