Friday, December 28, 2007

Notables from 88-81 loss to Cleveland

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas trailed 72-73 with 8:44 to go in regulation. Cleveland then ended the game on a 15-8 run through the end of the 4th quarter.

• Dirk Nowitzki finished with a season-high 20 rebounds (season-highs 16 DR, 4 OR). Tonight’s was his 6th game with 20+ rebounds. His last 20-rebounds game was vs. LAL on 4/3/03 when he came down with 22 boards. (Previous season-highs were 14 rebounds @ HOU on 11/21, 12 DR 2 times, 3 OR vs. PHO on 12/19)
• Nowitzki also had 19 points in the game for his team-leading 8th double-double.
• Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
• The Mavericks fell to 0-4 when failing to shoot at least 40% from the field. Dallas shot just 36.5% FG (27-64 FGs). They also fell to 4-1 when holding an opponent below 40% shooting. Cleveland shot 36.4% FG (32-88 FGs).
• Over the last 2 games (0-2), the Mavs are producing just 85.5 points per game. They are allowing 93.5 points in that span.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,462 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 250 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 288 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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