Friday, November 30, 2007

Notables from 91-80 win over Portland

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: The Mavericks led 56-45 with 7:46 remaining in the 3rd quarter. The Mavs then went on a 10-2 run (lasting until 4:03 remaining in quarter) to go up 66-47. Josh Howard scored 6 of the Mavs’ 10 points in that span.

• Dirk Nowitzki is perfect from the free throw line over the last three games. Tonight, he finished with a season-low tying 11 points and made his 1 FT attempt. Over the last three games, he is a perfect 25-25 FTs. He also made his final FT attempt at MIL (11/24) and has made 26 consecutive free throws.
• Josh Howard recorded his second double-double of the season with game-highs 23 points and 14 rebounds. His 14 rebounds and 12 DRs were season highs.
• Dallas native LaMarcus Aldridge recorded his fifth double-double of the season with team-highs 22 points and 12 rebounds (season-high tying). He also set a career high in blocked shots with 5.
• For the second straight game, four of five Dallas starters finished in double figures. The exception in both games has been C Erick Dampier. (Howard 23, J. Terry 17, D. Harris 14, Nowitzki 11, Dampier 4).
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,301 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 243 regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 281st 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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