Friday, December 21, 2007

Notables from 102-89 win vs. Clippers

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas trailed 23-24 with 11:18 to go in the 2nd quarter. The Mavs then went on 14-2 run (ending with 7:04 remaining) to go up 37-26.

• The Mavericks have now won 5 consecutive games (dating to 12/14 vs. NO), matching their longest win streak of the season (between 11/13 vs. PHI and 11/21 @ HOU).
• Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 30 points (11-17 FGs, 1-3 3FGs, 7-7 FTs). Tonight’s was his 3rd straight game to score 30+ points. The last time he had 3 consecutive games of 30 points was between 1/12-1/16/06. He scored 43 @ IND (1/12), 38 @ TOR (1/14) and 30 vs. HOU (1/16).
• Devin Harris is averaging 19.0 points over the last 3 games. Tonight, he scored 21 points (8-13 FGs, 2-3 3FGs, 3-4 FTs) and the Mavs improved to 5-1 when he contributes 20 points or more.
• Clippers’ center Chris Kaman finished the 1st half with 16 points and 9 rebounds. His full game averages are 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds.
• Clippers’ center Paul Davis suffered a sprained right knee with 8:53 to go in the 2nd quarter. He did not return.
• The Mavericks are now 9-0 when shooting 50% or better from the field. Dallas went 55.1% tonight (38-69 FGs).
• The Mavs improved to 17-1 when they lead by at least 10 points in the game. Dallas led by as many as 16.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,246 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 249 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 287 games including the postseason. Dallas currently owns 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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