Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Notables from 109-103 win over Minny

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: The Mavericks led 83-77 to start the 4th quarter. The Timberwolves got to within 3 points, 83-86, with 8:25 remaining. The Mavericks then went on a 10-4 run (between 7:30 and 5:41) to take a 96-87 lead.

• The Mavericks used their 8th starting lineup of the season. Both C Erick Dampier and G Jason Terry made their first starts of the season tonight.
• Dirk Nowitzki is perfect from the free throw line over the last two games. Tonight, he scored a team-high 27 points (7-13 FGs, season-highs 13-13 FTS). Over the last two games, he is a perfect 24-24 FTs. He also made his final FT attempt at MIL (11/24) and has made 25 consecutive free throws.
• Nowitzki also had 11 rebounds for his 5th double-double of the season.
• Minnesota’s Al Jefferson scored a season-high with 31 points (previous was 30 vs. CLE on 11/21). He also had 14 rebounds for his 10th double-double.
• The Mavericks shot 50.0% from the field (38-76 FGs) and improved to 4-0 when accomplishing the feat.
• The Mavericks have now won 5 straight vs. Minnesota (5 straight at AAC).
• The Mavericks ended a 3-game losing streak with tonight’s win.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,054 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 242 regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 280th consecutive regular/postseason sellout. The Mavs currently have the longest running sellout streak in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings previously held the streak but failed to sellout their home opener this season. The Mavs are now ranked #10 on the all-time NBA sellout streak list.

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