Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Notables from 96-76 win vs. Portland

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: The Mavericks used a 15-5 run that started at the 7:11 mark of the 1st quarter when they led 6-4. When the run ended, at 3:12 mark of the period, Dallas led 21-11.

• Head Coach Avery Johnson won his 100th regular season home game tonight.
• Dirk Nowitzki had his 11th 30-point outing of the season (8-3 record), as well as his 17th double-double. He finished with a season-high 37 points (13-26 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 9-10 FTs) and 12 rebounds (9 DR). His previous season-high was 36 points at NY (12/10/07).
• Erick Dampier recorded his 3rd double-double of the season with 10 points (4-4 FGs, 2-3 FTs) and 11 rebounds (season-high 7 OR). His previous high was 6 OR at SAC (1/14/08).
• The Mavericks improved to 3-0 when Dampier has a double-double.
• Jason Terry scored 20+ points for the 13th time this season (8-5 record). In his 16th start, Terry finished with 24 points (10-19 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 3-3 FTs) and 4 assists.
• Dallas improved to 23-7 when 2 players score 20+ points each.
• The Mavericks have now won 10 consecutive home games.
• Tonight’s is also the Mavs’ 10th consecutive home victory over the Blazers.
In 3 games this season, the Mavs are holding Portland to 82.3 points per game.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,159 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 260 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 298 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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