Saturday, January 5, 2008

Notables from 94-89 win vs. Heat

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas trailed 76-79 with 8:59 to go in the 4th. The Mavs then used an 8-3 run lasting until the 5:28 mark to take an 85-82 lead.

• Jerry Stackhouse did not play in the 2nd half (sprained right thumb).
• Erick Dampier was inactive for tonight’s game (left knee effusion).
• With 24 points, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in scoring for the 8th consecutive game.
• Eddie Jones set season-highs in the following categories: points (17), FGM (5), FGA (9), 3FGM (5), 3FGA (7), FTM (2), FTA (2, tied), steals (2).
• Tonight’s starting lineup of Howard, Nowitzki, Diop, Jones, Harris improved to 2-0.
• The Mavs improved to 9-1 when holding their opponent under 90 points.
• For Miami, neither Shaquille O’Neal (left hip bursitis) nor Dwyane Wade (bruised shoulder) dressed tonight.
• Miami’s Daequan Cook made the 1st start of his career tonight – replacing Wade at the 2 spot. He played a season-high 36 minutes and finished with 10 points.
• Dallas improved to 1-2 when allowing all 5 opposing starters to finish in double figures.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,357 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 253 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 291 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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