Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Notables from 111-98 win vs. Hornets

TONIGHT’S KEY PLAY: New Orleans led 70-59 with 5:34 to go in the 3rd quarter. Dallas then went on a 32-8 run through the 9:20 mark of the 4th quarter. At the end of the run, Dallas led 91-78. Jason Terry scored 13 of Dallas’ 32 points in that stretch.

• Dallas’ record of 51-31 marks their 10th best regular season record in franchise history.
• Dallas secured the Western Conference’s 7th seed with their win tonight. They will face No. 2 seed New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs (Game 1 date/time TBD).
• Jason Kidd collected the 100th triple-double of his career tonight with a season-high tying 27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists. He ranks third on the NBA’s all-time triple-double list after surpassing Wilt Chamberlain last season. He trails only Oscar Robertson (181) and Magic Johnson (138). The triple-double marks his 13th of the season which is the most he has ever recorded in a single season. Kidd holds a career record of 72-28 when he posts a triple-double.
• Brandon Bass recorded the 3rd double-double of his career with 13 points, 12 rebounds.
With 30 points, Jason Terry single-handedly outscored the Hornets’ bench (24). The Mavs finished the season with an 11-2 record when Terry outscored the opposing bench.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,473 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 276 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 313 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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