Friday, March 14, 2008

Notables from 116-97 win vs. Pacers

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 11-8 before going on a 20-5 run starting at the 7:12 mark of the 1st quarter. When the run ended, at the 1:21 mark of the period, the Mavs had established a 31-13 lead.

• Malik Allen left the game in the 2nd quarter with a right hip strain and did not return.
• Dirk Nowitzki had converted 38 straight free throws dating back to the 4th quarter at LAL (3/2). The streak ended tonight as he went 4-5 from the free throw line.
• Jerry Stackhouse had a free throw streak of his own (36 straight dating back to vs. GS, 1/2) that also ended tonight. He went 2-3 FTs tonight.
• As a Maverick, Tyronn Lue is shooting 88.9% (8-9 FGs) from the field. Tonight, he contributed 13 points (5-5 FGs, 3-3 3FGs) in 16 minutes off the bench.
• Over the last 3 games, the Mavericks have nearly as many assists as their opposition has field goal makes. On Monday, vs. NY, the Mavericks had 32 assists to the Knicks’ 31 FG makes. On Wednesday, Dallas had 34 assists to Charlotte’s 35 FG makes. Tonight, Dallas had 31 assists to Indiana’s 34 makes. (over last 3 games, DAL: 97 assists, OPP: 100 FGM)
• The Mavericks have won their last 4 games by an average of 23.3 points per game. Tonight, they were 1 point short of setting franchise history – they had won their last 3 games by at least 20 points each (4th time in franchise history). They have never won 4 straight games by 20+ points.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,354 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 267 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 305 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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