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Dirk blasts Lakers again to take 2-0 lead.

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Dirk Nowitzki(notes) scored 24 points, Shawn Marion(notes) added 14 and the Dallas Mavericksstunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead over the two-time defending champions with consecutive road wins

.Jason Kidd(notes) scored 10 points for the Mavericks, who pushed the Lakers halfway to playoff elimination with Nowitzki’s stellar shooting, another steady defensive performance, and a decisive 9-0 fourth-quarter rally.

Kobe Bryant(notes) scored 23 points for the Lakers, who hadn’t lost the first two games of a playoff series since the 2008 NBA finals—also the last series they lost. Only three NBA teams have come back to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first two at home.

Game 3 is Friday night in Dallas.

Dallasvs.LA Lakers Mavericks lead series 2-0
  1. Game 1: at LAL

    DAL 96, LAL 94 - Final

     

  2. Game 2: at LAL

    DAL 93, LAL 81 - Final

     

  3. Game 3: at DAL

    Fri, May 06 - 9:30 pm EDT

    TV: ESPN

     

  4. Game 4: at DAL

    Sun, May 08 - 3:30 pm EDT

    TV: ABC

     

  5. Game 5: at LAL

    Tue, May 10 - TBA

    TV: TNT

     

  6. Game 6: at DAL

    Thu, May 12 - TBA

    TV: ESPN

     

  7. Game 7: at LAL

    Sun, May 15 - 3:30 pm EDT

    TV: ABC

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