Monday, December 17, 2007

Notables from 111-108 win vs. Orlando

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Leading 62-61 with 9:27 remaining in the 3rd quarter, DAL went on a 10-2 run (lasting until 6:29) to take a 72-63 lead.

• The Mavericks improved to 8-0 when shooting 50.0% from the field or better. Tonight, Dallas finished the game by going 52.5% FG (42-80 FGs).
• Dallas also improved to 3-4 when allowing their opponent to shoot better than 50.0%. Orlando finished the game shooting 52.4% from the field (44-84 FGs).
• Over the last 3 games, Jerry Stackhouse averages 18.0 points, including 21 points tonight (5-10 FGs, 1-5 3FGs, 10-10 FTs). Into tonight, he averaged 10.0 points per game. Stackhouse hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining in regulation to push Dallas’ lead to 3 points entering Orlando’s final possession.
• Eddie Jones returned to the starting lineup tonight, replacing Jason Terry at the two-guard. Tonight’s starting lineup of Howard, Nowitzki, Dampier, Jones and Harris was the Mavs’ 10th of the season.
• Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 31 points (12-24 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 6-6 FTs). Tonight’s was his 5th game with 30+ points. The Mavs improved to 3-2 when Nowitzki scores above 30.
• Orlando remains winless at American Airlines Center (0-7). In addition, the Mavericks have won the last 10 in Dallas.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,114 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 247 consecutive regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 285th 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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