NBA Playoff Schedule 2011: Portland Trail Blazers Show Grittiness Against Mavs
NBA Playoff Schedule 2011 First Round Series Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks
Game 1: Mavs 89, Blazers 81
Game 2: Mavs 101, Blazers 89
Game 3: Blazers 97, Mavs 92
Game 4: Blazers 84, Mavs 82
Game 5: Monday April 25, Blazers vs Mavs, 8:30 PM EST, NBA TV
Game 6: Thursday April 28, Mavs @ Blazers, TBA
Game 7: Saturday April 30, Blazers vs. Mavs, TBA
There's a reason why many pundits billed this as the series to watch if you were hungry to see an upset. The Mavericks are a team that likes to disappoint in the postseason and the Blazers are a remarkable team in the Rose Garden.
After witnessing the Mavericks' collapse against the Blazers on Saturday night it was obvious that this basketball team just lacks the poise and winning spirit that is needed from a team that's trying to make a championship run.
The Mavericks franchise continues to be haunted with poor postseason performances that subsequently lead to untimely demise during the playoffs. Game 4 showed us how, despite their depth and talent, the Mavericks as a team lack heart and a competitive spirit.
Brandon Roy showed us all his fire and proved how much really wanted to win. Now it's the Mavericks' turn to show their desire as they look to hold their ground at home in Dallas for Game 5.
Portland has all the momentum and the pressure is on Dallas, if they flop once again tonight like many predicted they would, then this series is as good as done.
Portland can finish it off with another win at the Rose Garden.
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