Monday, February 25, 2008

Notables from 102-94 win vs. Bulls

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 5-4 with 9:00 to go in the 1st quarter. They then went on a 17-2 run to extend their lead to 16 points, 22-6, with 3:51 to go in the period.

• Tonight’s was first home game since Jason Kidd returned to the Mavericks (2/19). His last home game in a Mavs uniform came in a loss (109-73) to ATL on 2/17/96. He had 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in 22 minutes.
• Erick Dampier matched his season-high for rebounds (11) in the 1st half. He came down with 8 DR, scored 6 points and blocked 4 shots in the half.
• Dampier finished the game with a season-high 16 rebounds (season-high 12 DR) and a season-high 7 blocks – just one off his career-high. (previous high for rebounds - 11 done 3 times) (previous high for blocks - 6 @ CHI, 12/3/07) (career-high for blocks - 8 vs. LAC, 4/17/02)
• Jerry Stackhouse matched his season-high for points with 23 (7-11 FGs, 3-5 3FGs, 6-6 FTs). He also scored 23 vs. DEN (12/6/07). The 3 3-pointers also marked a season-high. (previous high – 2 done 6 times)
• Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich was disqualified from the game with 2:20 to go in the 2nd half. He had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 11 minutes prior to the disqualification.
• Chicago’s Luol Deng left the game in the 3rd quarter to have a laceration above his left eye treated. He returned to the game with 7:41 left in the 4th.
• Eddie Jones was Inactive (coach’s decision) for the 1st time this season.
• The Mavericks have now won 11 consecutive home games and 3 straight overall.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,340 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 261 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 299 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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