DALLAS -- The Mavericks have little interest in going back to L.A. for Game 5 and, well, with a 63-39 lead at halftime it doesn't appear a return flight will be necessary.
Dallas hit its first five 3-pointers of the second quarter -- after making four in the first -- and the Mavs' bench is again killing the Lakers' subs. Add it all up and Dallas is 24 minutes away from returning to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2006.
Terry has been unstoppable behind the arc. He hit his first five attempts and has a game-high 20 points (with , five more than Kobe Bryant, who who had 13 of his 15 in the first quarter. Terry went for 17 in the quarter, outscoring the Lakers by one. He has made 6-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Peja Stojakovic came off the bench and made all three of his 3-point attempts and has 12 points. J.J. Barea worked his magic for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting as Ron Artest looked silly chasing him around. Brendan Haywood is the only one of nine Mavs that have played that has not scored.
If you're scoring at home, that's 40 points for the Mavs' bench on 15-of-19 shooting and 9-0f-10 from 3-point land. All-in-all, Dallas is 11-of-15 from downtown.
The Lakers are shooting 36.8 percent have looked awful offensively, which would be a compliment to its defense, which has shown no interest in guarding the Mavs on the perimeter.
No Mavs starter has scored in double figures. Dirk Nowitzki leads that group with eight.