Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Notables from 103-90 win vs. Clippers

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas used a 12-2 run over the last 4:04 of the 3rd quarter to secure an 82-68 lead going into the final period.

• Josh Howard recorded his 3rd 30-point game of the season. Tonight, he scored 32 on 8-22 FGs, 1-5 3FGs, 15-15 FTs. His 15-15 FTs mark the most makes without a miss this season (previous was Dirk Nowitzki, 13-13 FTs, vs. MIN, 11/28/07).
• Howard scored 18 3rd quarter points – his highest scoring output in any quarter this season. His previous high was 16 (4th) vs. UTA (12/8/07).
• Erick Dampier had a double-double in the 1st half with 12 points (6-10 FGs) and 12 rebounds (6 DR). It’s his 5th double-double of the season (4-1 record). He finished the game with 19 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds.
• The Mavericks started their 20th lineup tonight. Malik Allen started his first game as a Mav along with the usual starting crew of late – Howard, Dampier, Stackhouse, Kidd.
• Allen tied his season-high with 9 rebounds (done 4 times).
• Jerry Stackhouse recorded his 6th 20-point game of the season (20 points on 9-15 FGs, 2-5 3FGs). The Mavs improve to 5-1 when he accomplishes the feat.
• The Clippers had 15 assists as they turned over the ball 16 times. The Mavs improve to 12-0 when their opponent has more turnovers than assists.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,207 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 272 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 309 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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