Friday, December 14, 2007

Notables from 89-80 win over New Orleans

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: DAL led 41-25 with 3:52 remaining in the 1st half. The Hornets then went on a 27-10 run (to 5:39 remaining in 3rd quarter) to take their only lead, 52-51. DAL used a 10-5 run to finish the 3rd quarter and led 61-57 going into the 4th. The Mavericks went on an overall 16-5 run (between 5:39 left in 3Q and 10:09 to go in 4Q). At the end of the run, DAL led 67-57.

• The Mavericks held the Hornets to 13 1st quarter points – the lowest total for a quarter this season. The Cavaliers had two 15-point quarters (1st and 4th) in the season opener (10/31/07) in Cleveland.
• Josh Howard finished with his 5th double-double of the season (15 points, 10 rebounds). The Mavs improved to 4-1 when Howard records a double-double.
• Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-low 7 points (2-8 FGs, 3-4 FTs), but added 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. (Last season, he had two 6-point outings – vs. TOR on 11/29/06 and @ SEA on 12/20/06)
• Hornets guard Chris Paul led the Hornets with 25 points, but dished out a season-low 3 assists. (Previous low was 4 assists @ ATL on 11/30)
• Hornets forward David West scored a season-low 7 points (2-10 FGs, 0-1 3FGs, 3-4 FTs). (Previous season-low was 9 vs. DET on 12/5)
•Hornets forward Peja Stojakovic left the game in the 4th quarter with a re-aggravated left groin injury.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,071 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 246 consecutive regular season games at AAC.
• Tonight also marked the 284th 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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