Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Notables from 102-100 loss vs. Lakers

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: At the 7:14 mark of the 1st quarter, the Lakers started a 17-5 run when Dallas led 12-7. When the run ended, at the 2:40 mark, the Lakers held a 24-17 lead.

• After trailing by as many as 25 in the game, the Mavs were to within 1 point, 100-101, with 4 seconds remaining in the game. Derek Fisher hit 1-2 FTs with 4 seconds to go. Dirk Nowitzki missed a 3-point shot as time expired.
• The loss snapped a 5-game Dallas winning streak (dating back to vs. NJ, 3/8).
• To go with a game-high 35 points (11-23 FGs, 3-6 3FGs, 10-12 FTs), Dirk Nowitzki came down with 11 rebounds for his 22nd double-double. Nowitzki blocked a season-high 5 shots.
• Tonight’s game was Nowitzki’s 17th 30-point performance.
• As a team, Dallas blocked a season-high 11 shots. The Mavs fell to 0-2 when blocking at least 10 shots. (previous high was 10 blocks @ ATL, 11/2)
• LA’s Vladimir Radmanovic tied his season-high with 21 points (8-13 FGs, 4-7 3FGs, 1-2 FTs).
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,534 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 269 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 306 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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