Saturday, December 29, 2007

Notables from 97-84 win vs. Hawks

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas opened on a 12-0 run over the first 2:17 of the game. The game was never tied. Atlanta got to within 6 points (76-82) with 4:53 remaining in the fourth quarter.

• With 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in scoring for the 6th consecutive game.
• Erick Dampier was disqualified from the game after committing his 6th foul with 1:40 left, but not before earning his 1st double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Mavs improved to 52-9 all-time when Dampier scores 10+ points.
• Atlanta’s Acie Law, a Dallas native, scored a season-high 12 points (4-11 FGs, 4-5 FTs). (Previous high was 11 points, done twice)
• The Mavericks held Atlanta’s Joe Johnson to 17 points (6-18 FGs, 1-5 3FGs, 4-5 FTs) in today’s game. Into the game, he averaged 22.3 points per game.
• Hawks head coach Mike Woodson was hit with his 1st technical foul of the season (at the 7:17 mark of the 3rd quarter).
• Over the last 3 games, the Mavericks are shooting a combined 75.9% (66-87 FTs) from the free throw line.
• After going just 28.3% (13-46 3FGs) from beyond the arc over the last 2 games, Dallas hit 53.8% of its attempts today (7-13 3FGs). The Mavs were a perfect 5-5 3FG in the 1st quarter.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,338 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 251 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 289 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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