Monday, March 10, 2008

Notables from 108-79 win vs. Knicks

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 10-5 at the 7:22 mark of the 1st quarter. Using a 15-4 run, the Mavericks extended their lead to 16 points, 25-9, at the 2:25 mark of the period.

• With 10 points (2-6 FGs, 6-6 FTs) tonight, Malik Allen produced his highest scoring output since 14 points at SAC (1/22) when he was a member of the Nets.
• Dallas improved to 16-2 and when shooting at least 50% from the field. Tonight, the Mavericks shot 52.6% (41-78 FGs, 2-6 3FGs) from the field.
• New York’s Renaldo Balkman left the bench with 7:30 to go in the 4th quarter (back spasms) and did not return.
• The Mavericks dished out a season-high tying 32 assists (led by Jason Kidd’s 9).
• The Knicks scored only 31 1st half points – an opponent season low for the 1st half – on 26.1 percent field goal shooting (12-46 FGs, 2-7 3FGs).
• The 26.1 percent set an opponent low for FG shooting in a half.
• Over the last 2 games, the Mavs are holding their opponents to just 32.5 points in the 1st half. (NJ shot a then-season-low 37.9% FG)
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,203 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 265 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 303 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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