Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Notables from 111-86 win vs. Warriors

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas used a 14-3 run between the 1.3 seconds mark in the 1st quarter and the 9:09 mark in the 2nd to take a 41-28 lead. They never surrendered the lead or allowed the Warriors to tie.

• Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle/knee sprain) returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with the injury. He finished the game with 18 points (6-15 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 5-6 FTs).
• Jason Terry tied his season-high with 31 points (11-21 FGs, 3-9 3FGs, ). (also scored 31 vs. HOU, 11/5/07)
• Over the last 5 games, Josh Howard is averaging 30.2 points per game. Tonight, he had 28 points (14-25 FGs).
• Jason Kidd tied his season-high with 17 assists (done three times). He earned a double-double with 11 rebounds. It was the first time this season he had double figures in rebounds and assists but did not score at least 10 points.
• For just the third time this season, Eddie Jones scored in double figures. Twelve points (5-10 FGs, 2-5 3FGs) marked his highest offensive output since scoring 10 points @ SAC (1/14/08).
• Dallas had a season-high 35 assists on their 45 field goal makes. (previous high was 34 vs. CHA, 3/12/08)
• Dallas came down with a season-high 56 rebounds (17 OR). (previous high was 54, done twice)
• The Mavs held the league’s highest scoring team (110.8 ppg) to just 86 points tonight – four more than the Warriors season-low.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,331 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 273 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 310 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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