Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Notables from 108-105 win vs. Phoenix

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 80-77 with 27.3 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. The Mavs then went on a 16-5 run lasting until the 7:10 mark of the 4th quarter to go up 96-83.

• The Mavericks scored a season-high tying 37 1st quarter points while the Suns scored a season-low tying 20 1st quarter points.
• Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 31 points (10-20 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 9-10 FTs). He is averaging 31.0 points over the last 2 games.
• The Mavs improved to 4-2 when Nowitzki contributes 30+.
• The Mavs improved to 3-2 when 3+ players score 20+ points.
Also scoring 20+ points were Josh Howard (23 points on 9-19 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 4-5 FTs) and Devin Harris (21 on 8-16 FGs, 2-3 3FGs, 3-4 FTs).
• Phoenix’s Steve Nash finished the game with 21 points and 18 assists – 1 shy of his season high (19 @ WAS on 12/7).
• The Mavs came down with a season-high 19 offensive rebounds and outscored Phoenix 16-12 on the second chance. (Previous high was 16 OR vs. DEN on 12/6.)
• The Mavs improved to 16-1 when they lead by at least 10 points in the game. Dallas led by as many as 17.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,316 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 248 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 286 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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