Thursday, March 6, 2008

Notables from 113-98 loss to Rockets

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: The game was tied at 55 with 10:13 to go in the 3rd quarter. From that point, Houston went on a 30-13 run. At the 47.6 mark of the period, Houston led 85-68.

• Dirk Nowitzki missed tonight’s game to an NBA suspension.
• Into tonight, the Mavs had won 6 straight over the Rockets and 5 consecutive games at the AAC.
• For the first time in 13 games (11/4/06), the Rockets scored more than 100 points against the Mavs. Over the last 10 games vs. DAL, the Rockets had averaged just 85.8 points per game.
• Houston extended their franchise-long winning streak to 17 games. The Rockets have won their last 8 games by at least 10 points.
• Dallas’ 12-game home win streak was snapped tonight. The Mavs had not lost at home since falling to CLE, 81-88 (12/27).
• Tonight’s was the worst home loss of the season (lost by 13, 109-122, to DEN on 12/6).
Houston’s Rafer Alston scored a season-high 24 points (10-21 FGs, 2-7 3FGs, 2-2 FTs). His previous high was 23 vs. SAC (2/13).
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,315 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 262 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 300 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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