Skip to main content

[2011] Brandon Roy heroics help Blazers overcome an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit against the Mavericks


In a 2011 first-round matchup in the playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks an injury-riddled Brandon Roy scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Blazers erase a 23 point deficit and triumph over the Mavericks in game 4 of their first-round playoff series.

After sleepwalking through the better part of three quarters, the Blazers awoke just in time to outscore the Mavericks 35-15 in the fourth, overcoming an 18-point deficit in the final quarter to even the best-of-seven series at 2-2. It was the largest fourth-quarter playoff comeback in franchise history for the Blazers, who became the third team in the shot clock era to win a playoff game when trailing by at least 18 points in the fourth quarter. And most of the credit goes to Roy, who, as Marcus Camby put it, "pretty much single-handedly won the ballgame for us in the fourth quarter."

Roy scored 18 of his game-high 24 points during a dramatic fourth-quarter performance in which he made 8 of 10 field goals and recorded four assists. Roy accounted for 12 of the Blazers' 15 field goals in the deciding quarter as he helped the Blazers come back from a large deficit.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

"You still the man, you still Brandon Roy," Batum whispered in Roy's ear as a sellout crowd roared. "We trust you. We believe in you."

Although the Blazers would go on to lose the series to the eventual champion Mavericks, game 4 has reached mythical status among Blazers fans as one of the great moments in team history. It's viewed as a superlative coda to Roy's brief but storied Blazer career - he played only two more games in a Portland uniform and would retire after a brief comeback attempt with the Timberwolves in 2012.

Draymond Green once said he doesn't go on the basketball court to fight

Draymond Green speaks on his fight with Jordan Poole -“I’m not going out there to punch nobody in the mouth"

Green tried to make it clear that his competitive spirit got the best of him in this case, and that he doesn't go on the court looking to pick fights with his opponents

NBA players react to the leaked video of Green punching Poole

NBA players react to the leaked video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in practice

NBA players were also shocked at the recently leaked video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in Warriors practice and took to their social media to share their thoughts on the incident


“He’s a commissioner's dream.” - Adam Silver dishes out high praise for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo comes up with solid performance at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Games

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook and head coach Darvin Ham

"Whatever he needs me to do!"-Russell Westbrook and Darvin Ham are off to a good start

Russell Westbrook likes how the Los Angeles Lakers have approached the preseason games