Saturday, March 8, 2008

Notables from 111-91 win vs. Nets

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 30-24 when Nowitzki and Kidd returned with 8:24 to go in the 2nd quarter. The Mavs started a 22-10 run at the 8:07 mark. At half, they had extended their lead to 52-34.

• In his 743rd regular season game, Dirk Nowitzki (16,644 points) became the Mavericks all-time franchise scoring leader, passing Rolando Blackman (16,643 points). Blackman’s record stood for nearly 18 years (since late in the 1989-90 season) until Nowitzki scored 34 points tonight (10-18 FGs, 2-3 3FGs, 12-12 FTs) to move into first place all-time.
• Tonight’s was Nowitzki’s 17th game of 30+ points.
• Jerry Stackhouse has made 36 consecutive free throws with his last miss coming vs. GS (1/2).
• Brandon Bass scored a career-high 19 points (career-highs 8-13 FGs, 3-3 FTs). His previous high was 18 points @ SA (12/5).
• For the third time this season, Malik Allen came down with a season-high 9 rebounds (season-high tying 4 OR).
• Devean George left the game in the 1st half with lower back tightness and didn’t return.
• For the third time this season, the Mavericks held their opponent to just 34 1st half points. The Nets scored 34 points on an opponent 1st half low 27.9% (12-43 FGs, 2-7 3FGs) field goal shooting and 57.1% (8-14 FTs) free throw shooting.
• The Mavericks improved to 10-2 when holding their opponent to under 40% shooting from the field. New Jersey shot 38.6% (32-83 FGs, 4-13 3FGs) for the game.
• The Mavericks started their 19th lineup of the season with Jo. Howard, Nowitzki, Dampier, Stackhouse and Kidd.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,399 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 264 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 302 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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