Thursday, December 6, 2007

Notables from 122-109 loss to Denver

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: The game was tied for the last time, at 86, with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter. The Nuggets finished the quarter on a 6-1 run over 1:16 to go up 98-92 at the end of the third. The Mavs then scored the first basket of the fourth quarter before allowing Denver to go on a 9-0 run between 11:01 and 9:03 to open their lead to 13, 107-94.

• Dirk Nowitzki has now made 58 of his last 60 free throw attempts (96.7%) dating back to the fourth quarter at MIL (11/24).
• Nowitzki tied his season-high with 32 points on 10-20 FGs, 2-5 3FGs, 10-10 FTs (also done vs. TOR on 11/20). He finished with a team-high 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season.
• Josh Howard scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half. He was forced to sit most of the third quarter after committing his fourth personal foul with 11:34 to go in the period.
• Jerry Stackhouse scored a season-high 23 points (8-14 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 5-5 FTs). His previous hi was 18 at NO (12/1).
• Devean George saw his first action of the season after missing the first 19 games with a left foot stress reaction. He played 7:03 and finished with 4 rebounds.
• Denver’s Linas Kleiza scored a season-high 23 points (8-14 FGs, 3-5 3FGs, 4-4 FTs). His previous best was 21 at IND (11/1).
• The Nuggets scored an opponent season-high 120 points. (Previous opponent high was 115 @ GS on 11/8.)
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,155 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 244 consecutive regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 282nd 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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