Saturday, December 8, 2007

Notables from 125-117 win over Utah

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Utah got to within 2 points, 112-110, with 3:41 remaining in the game. The Mavs then went on a 10-3 run between 3:30 and 1:17 to go up 123-113. Dallas led 9-7 with 9:31 to go in the 1st quarter and never relinquished the lead or allowed Utah to tie the game.

• Josh Howard scored a career-high 47 points (14-19 FGs, 4-5 3FGs, 15-17 FTs). Other career-highs set include: 3FGM (4, tied), FTM (15), FTA (17). (Previous career-high was 30 points (3 times).) Howard scored 22 1st half points. Over the last 4 games, he’s averaging 18.5 points per 1st half.
• Howard added 10 rebounds for his 4th double-double of the season.
• Howard also set a Mavs season-high. (Previous was 32 points done twice by Dirk Nowitzki.)
Devin Harris dished out a career-high 12 assists to go with 10 points for his 1st double-double of the season. (Previous career-high for assists was 10 @ CHI on 12/5/05.)
• Erick Dampier scored a season-high 21 points. Eleven of those points came in the 1st half (5-6 FGs, 1-1 FTs). Since his arrival in Dallas, the Mavs are 51-9 when Dampier scores in double figures. (Previous season-high was 8 vs. MIN on 11/28.)
• The Mavs scored a season-high 125 points. (Previous was 123 vs. SAC on 11/3/07.)
• Utah’s Deron Williams scored a season-high 41 points (13-20 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 12-13 FTs). (Previous season-high was 35 vs. LAL on 11/30.)
• For the first time this season, all 5 Dallas starters scored in double figures. Last season, the Mavs were 6-0 when all starters scored 10+ points.
• Tonight, 125 members of the U.S. military – wounded soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and Guardsmen from Fort Worth who have recently returned home from a year of active duty – enjoyed the game in front-row seats.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,300 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 245 consecutive regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 283rd 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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