PELICANS WIN SERIES 4-1

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Another year, another playoff meltdown for the Mavs. Meanwhile, the Hornets' buzz around New Orleans is growing after a 99-94 win Tuesday wrapped up a first-round victory. Story
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ESPN.com Research Notes

These two teams have never previously met in the postseason.

Chris Paul averaged 26.5 points and nine assists per game against the Mavericks this season. New Orleans was 2-2 against Dallas.

In the 2006 NBA playoffs, 16 games were decided by two points or fewer, setting a record.

In the four games against the Hornets this season, Jason Terry led the Mavericks in scoring, averaging 22 points per game.

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Player Matchups

MAVERICKS PELICANS
J. KiddJ. Kidd
Points: 10.8
Rebounds: 7.5
Assists: 10.1
PGC. PaulC. Paul
Points: 21.1
Rebounds: 4.0
Assists: 11.6
J. TerryJ. Terry
Points: 15.5
Rebounds: 2.5
Assists: 3.2
SGM. PetersonM. Peterson
Points: 8.0
Rebounds: 2.7
Assists: 0.9
J. HowardJ. Howard
Points: 19.9
Rebounds: 7.0
Assists: 2.2
SFP. StojakovicP. Stojakovic
Points: 16.4
Rebounds: 4.3
Assists: 1.2
D. NowitzkiD. Nowitzki
Points: 23.6
Rebounds: 8.6
Assists: 3.5
PFD. WestD. West
Points: 20.6
Rebounds: 8.9
Assists: 2.3
E. DampierE. Dampier
Points: 6.1
Rebounds: 7.5
Assists: 0.9
CT. ChandlerT. Chandler
Points: 11.8
Rebounds: 11.7
Assists: 1.0

Season Series

Series tied 2-2
Dec 1, 2007 @NO 112, DAL 108Recap | Box Score
Dec 14, 2007 @DAL 89, NO 80Recap | Box Score
Feb 20, 2008 @NO 104, DAL 93Recap | Box Score
Apr 16, 2008 @DAL 111, NO 98Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

DALLAS MAVERICKS
dal No recent injuries
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
nor No recent injuries

Playoff History

DAL NOR
Championships: 0 Championships: 0
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round
Last Season:
Did not qualify

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  MAVERICKS PELICANS
PPG 100.4 100.9
RPG 43.0 41.8
APG 21.0 21.8
FG% 46.431 46.557
FT% 81.446 76.860
3P% .352 .389

Featured Comment

    It's going to be a long offseason for the Mavs. Cuban has a lot of work to do.

  • 24bauer1

Mavericks 94, Hornets 99