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UTAH 2 - DALLAS 3
Western Conference Best-of-Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Jazz 88, Mavericks 86 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Jazz 109, Mavericks 98 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Mavericks 94, Jazz 91 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
Mavericks 107, Jazz 77 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 5:
Mavericks 84, Jazz 83 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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Michael Finley and the young guns of Dallas outdueled Utah 84-83 on Thursday night at the Delta Center, overcoming a 17-point deficit to knock off the incumbent Jazz in their best-of-five series and advancing to Round 2 for the first time since 1988. Finley tallied a game-high 33 points and Calvin Booth hit a layup that put the Mavs ahead to stay with 9.8 seconds remaining. The Utah loss tainted Karl Malone's 24-point, 10-rebound performance.
Western Conference Semifinals: Spurs-Mavericks Series Page
My Highlights: 56k | 230k
NBA.com TV highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
Postgame news conference: 56k | 256k | Audio
Michael Finley finds Calvin Booth for the winning layup: 992k avi | QuickTime
Michael Finley and Dirk Nowitzki may get most of the points, but no one has been more instrumental in the Mavericks' playoff run than point guard Steve Nash. Nash and the Mavs face Utah in tonight's decisive Game 5 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.



FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

Danny Manning's performance during the first three games of Utah's first-round series with Dallas has been a renaissance of sorts, much to the Jazz's delight.

Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the Jazz and the Mavericks.

The Mavericks make their first playoff appearance in more than a decade, while this is old hat for the Jazz, literally. NBA.com analyst Bernie Bickerstaff previews the first-round series.
Jazz-Mavericks Head-to-Head Breakdown
Keys to Success: Jazz | Mavericks

He's reunited with an old friend from Chicago, he's no longer asked to be the team savior, and, most importantly, he's winning again. Meet Juwan Howard, the sequel.
Howard and Finley on Inside Stuff: 28.8+ | ISDN+


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  • Series Skinny
  • Playoff Memories: The Good, The Bad, The Unusual
  • Postseason Poster Boys
  • More Jazz Playoffs Coverage
  • Follow the Mavs throughout NBA Playoffs 2001 on Dallasmavericks.com.
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  • More Mavs Playoffs Coverage


  • CHATS AND MAILBOXES

    Between Games 2 and 3, Donyell Marshall revealed his pre-game rituals and the advice he gets from Utah's vet set in answers to fan e-mails.
    Answers from Bryon Russell: April 24
    E-mail a question to Marshall and Russell

    Mavericks guard Steve Nash talked about team chemistry among the new Dallas players and the growing number of Canadians in the NBA in answers to fan e-mails.


    HISTORY

    Want to know who has the most points or rebounds in a single playoff game? Look no further than our compiled lists of single-game records.
    Facts and figures on best-of-five series, and the history of escaping the first round of the playoffs.

    How many times has the fifth seed beaten the fourth seed? How often does the top seed lose to the eighth seed? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the Success of Seeds.

    Want to know who won the third-ever NBA title? Or who was MVP of the Knicks-Lakers Finals in 1973? Get a complete list of year-by-year NBA champions, runners-up and MVP's here.




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    Shawn Bradley and the Mavs turned away Greg Ostertag and the Jazz.
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