Monday, November 26, 2007

Notables from 110-98 loss to Wizards

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Washington used an 11-2 4th quarter run that started with 6:35 remaining (WAS led 96-86). The run ended at 4:01 and the Wizards led by a game-high 19 points, 107-88.

• The Mavericks were perfect from the free throw line tonight (29-29 FTs). While the Mavericks have gone 100% from the free throw line several times in franchise history, the 29 free throws made without a miss set a club mark. (Previous record: 27 made with out a miss @ NJ, 2/6/02.) Dating back to the 4th quarter of the game @ MIL (11/24), the Mavericks have hit 30 consecutive free throws.
• Dirk Nowitzki’s 17 1st quarter points matched his high for a quarter (also 17 in 3Q vs. TOR, 11/20). He contributed 21 of the Mavs’ 45 1st half points. Nowitzki finished the game 1 point off of his season mark with 31 points on 10-18 FGs, 11-11 FTs.
• Devin Harris dished out 7 1st half assists tonight. His high for the season is 9 (@ MIL 11/24). He did not have any assists in the 2nd half.
• Tonight’s loss was the fourth to the Eastern Conference this season (1-4 overall). Last year, the Mavericks lost a total of 3 games to the East. The Mavs have lost their last 2 games vs. Washington.
• The Mavericks had not lost three straight games since they started the 2006-07 season 0-4 (between 11/2-11/8/06).
• Tonight’s was the first loss at home this season. (Last loss at home: 89-104, vs. UTA, 4/13/07.)
• Tonight’s attendance was 19,556 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 241 regular season games at AAC.
• Today marked the 279th 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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