Sunday, January 27, 2008

Notables from 90-85 win vs. Denver

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas went on a 15-3 1st quarter run (between 6:28 and 1:22) to take a 22-12 lead. The Mavs led from that point.

• For the 3rd time in 4 games, Josh Howard scored at least 10 points in the 1st quarter. Tonight, he had 12. Over those 4 games, dating back to @ WAS (1/21), Howard averages 10.0 points per 1st quarter. (He scored 8 1Q points vs. LAL, 1/25.)
• Denver scored just 34 1st half points, tying the opponent season-low (also @ CLE, 10/31).
• Dirk Nowitzki tallied his 12th double-double of the season tonight with 32 points and 11 rebounds.
• Tonight’s 32-point performance marked Nowitzki’s 9th 30-point game of the season. He has now scored at least 20 points in every game in January (12 games).
• Over the last 2 games, Nowitzki averages 29.0 points and 10.5 rebounds.
• Devin Harris left the game with 7:53 remaining (sprained left ankle). He did not return. The injury occurred when Harris collided with several cameramen under the basket after scoring a field goal.
• Denver’s Anthony Carter went 4-6 3FGs – both marks set career-highs (previous highs were 2 3FGM vs. SEA, 2/15/06 and 5 3FGA @ CHA, 1/14/08).
• The Mavericks improved to 13-1 when holding their opponent under 90 points.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,437 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 257 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 295 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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