After the Fact: Mavericks Take Game 2 Against Trail Blazers, 101-89

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 19: Forward Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Andre Miller #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Recap will be up shortly, but while we're all sitting around waiting...

-Dirk. Struggled with his shot at times, but he was just too overwhelming. Superstar is too limiting of a term for what this man does.

-Second scorers stepped up for Dirk, though, this time in the form of old vets. Kidd scored 18 while continuing to rain from deep, and Peja feasted on good looks for 21 points.

-No turnovers in the 2nd half.

-The Mavericks looked every bit the veteran team they are. Down the stretch, they just outworked, outschemed, and outplayed the Blazers.

-Up two games to none, beaches. First time since 2006 Finals.

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