Thursday, March 20, 2008

Notables from 94-90 loss vs. Celtics

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Boston ended the game on a 7-2 run (over the last 31.7 seconds of regulation).

• For the first time since 1993-94, the Celtics have swept a season series with the Mavericks. The Mavericks lost 2 games in Jan., 1994. Tonight’s loss is Dallas first at home to Boston since 3/18/00 (99-104). The Mavericks had won 7 straight games in Dallas.
• Dirk Nowitzki recorded his second 19+ rebound effort of the season. With a season-high 19 rebounds and 22 points, he had his 23rd double-double of the season.
• The Mavericks are now 16-6 when both Nowitzki and Josh Howard (game-high 24 points) score 20+ points each.
• Boston’s Paul Pierce came down with a season-high 13 rebounds (10 DR). His previous high was 12 @ IND (2/12/08).
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,582 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 270 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 307 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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