Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Notables from 118-93 win vs. Bobcats

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Using a 15-5 run between the 11:14 and 6:54 marks of the 2nd quarter, Dallas established a 51-33 lead over Charlotte. In that span, Brandon Bass scored 10 of the Mavs’ 15 points.

• Tyronn Lue made his Mavericks debut at the 9:37 mark of the 2nd quarter. He signed as a free agent (3/4) but had missed four games with a left calf strain. He finished the game with 7 points (3-4 FGs, 1-2 3FGs), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 15 minutes.
• For the fifth time this season, Josh Howard scored 20 points in a half. In the 1st half, he poured in 20 points (8-12 FGs, 2-2 3FGs, 2-3 FTs).
• Howard matched his career-high with 6 assists (done 4 times).
• Dallas improved to 6-0 when scoring 60+ 1st half points (67 tonight).
• Dirk Nowitzki has not missed a FT in 4 games (31-31 FTs in that span, 8-8 FTs tonight).
• Jerry Stackhouse matched his season-high with 6 assists (also @ GS, 11/8).
• Over the last 2 games, the Mavericks have 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. Tonight, Dallas had 34 assists to Charlotte’s 35 FG makes.
• Tonight’s 34 assists marked a season-high for the Mavericks (previous high was 32, done 2 times).
• The Bobcats remain winless against Dallas. The only other team they’ve not defeated since joining the league is Phoenix.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,279 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 266 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 304 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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