Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Notables from 121-99 win vs. Warriors

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas outscored Golden State 11-0 to start the 4th quarter after the Warriors had to within 4 points (89-85) to end the 3rd quarter. Between the 12:00 and 9:37 marks of the 4th quarter, the Mavericks used the run to go up 100-85.

• The Mavs improved to 2-0 vs. Golden State on the season. The Mavs hadn’t won 2 games in the same season since 2004-05 when they won the season series 3-1.
• With 29 points (9-16 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 8-8 FTs), Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in scoring for the 7th consecutive game.
• Erick Dampier scored 13 points after contributing 12 points in the win over ATL (12/29). The last time he had consecutive games of 10+ points was in Mar., 2007 (10 @ NY on 3/20; 13 @ CLE on 3/21).
• Josh Howard recorded his 6th double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds (12 DR). The Mavs improved to 5-1 when he has a 10/10 game.
• Brandon Bass recorded the 2nd double-double of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds. His 1st double-double was @ GS (11/8/07) when he had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
• Bass had not scored in double figures since recording 18 points @ SA (12/5). In fact, over the last 8 games in which he’s appeared, he was averaging just 3.2 points per game.
• Golden State forward Al Harrington scored 14 1st quarter points, meeting his season average of 14.4 points per game. He scored 20 of his 21 points in the 1st half.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,172 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 252 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 290 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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