Yesterday in the NBA we saw a 2014-15 Regular Season game between the Cleveland Cavaliers 41-25 (2nd in Eastern Conference playing in game 2 of a series of 2 games with the Dallas Mavericks 41-25 (7th Western Conference) with this game played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas at the game tipped off at 8:30 PM ET with 20,501 in attendance and the game lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
What’s amazing when on compares statistics is that both teams have a record of 41-25, yet the Mavericks are 7th in their conference, which indicates that the Western Conference is somewhat stronger than the Eastern! In game 1 of this 2 game series the game was played in Cleveland and the Mavericks won the 1st game 109-90.
In the 2nd game of the 2 game series on Tuesday the 10th of March which was played in Dallas, Texas and was seen on NBATV. The scoring in the game started out as if the Mavericks would again beat the Cavaliers as in the 1st quarter of the game the Mavericks outscored the Cavaliers 31-26. That all changed in the 2nd quarter as the Cavaliers outscored the Mavericks 41-22 and the game went to half-time with Dallas 53 and Cleveland 67 and the Cavaliers will start the 2nd half with a 14 point deficit.
In the 3rd quarter of the game again Cleveland outscored the Mavericks 32-23 and extended their lead to 22 points. In the 4th and final quarter of the game, the Cavaliers outscored the Mavericks by 10 points at 28-18 and the game ended at Cleveland 127 and Dallas 94 thus the Cavaliers had a winning margin of 33 points.
The top 5 performances in this game for the Cavaliers of Cleveland came from forward-James-27 points 7 rebounds 8 assists 1 steal 1 block, guard-Irving-22 points 5 rebound 5 assists 2 steals, forward-Love-21 points 14 rebounds 2 assists 14 blocks, guard-Smith-21 points 8 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal and center- Mosgov-17 points 4 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal and 1 block.
The leading 5 performances for the Mavericks of Dallas came from forward-Parsons-18 points 5 rebounds 1 assist 1 block, guard-Ellis-17 points 3 rebounds 4 assists 2 steals 2 blocks, center-Stoudemire-15 points 3 rebounds off the bench, forward-Nowitzki-13 points 4 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal 1 block and center-Chandler-9 points 10 rebounds 1 steal and 1 block.
It is interesting to compare the two team’s totals on the overall team performance;
Cleveland with 50 rebounds 25 assists 11 steals & 5 blocks
Dallas with 42 rebounds 18 assists 6 steals & 6 blocks
The team’s statistics in the game revealed that the Cavaliers who scored the winning 127 points in this game attempted 87 field goals of which they made 44 for 50% completion, and on 3-pointers they made 15 of 32 for 46% completion, and for foul shots they made 24 of 29 for an 82% completion rate.
On the other side the Mavericks scored 94 total points I the game as they attempted 81 field goals of which they competed 33 for 40% completion and on 3-pointers made 5 of 20 for 25% completion and then on foul shots made 23 of 33 for an 69% completion rate.
For the non-scoring statistics the Cavaliers had a total of 50 rebounds (12 offensives and 38 defensive), while the Mavericks had 42 rebounds (15 offensives and 27 defensive). On assists the Cavaliers had 25 and Mavericks had 18 assists. The Cavaliers had 5 blocks and Mavericks had 6 blocks in this game. Cleveland had 11 steals and 14 turnovers while Dallas had 6 steals and 16 turnovers. The Cavaliers committed 28 fouls and the Mavericks committed 22 fouls in this game, with neither team committing a technical or flagrant foul.
If you are Mavericks or Cavaliers fan and Bet on NBA at an Sportbook, then for your information the Cavaliers play at the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night and the Mavericks play at home against the Clippers of Los Angeles on Friday night.