Sunday, April 27, 2008

Notables from 97-84 loss vs. Hornets

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas led 32-23 with 11:07 to go in the 2nd quarter. The Hornets then used a 23-8 run through the 2:41 mark of the period to take a 46-40 lead.

• Dirk Nowitzki recorded his 3rd postseason double-double with a Dallas-high 22 points (8-18 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 4-7 FTs) and a game-high 13 rebounds (10 DR).
• Over the last 2 games, Jason Terry is averaging 21.0 points. Tonight, he contributed 20 points (6-16 FGs, 2-7 3FGs, 6-7 FTs).
• Jose Juan Barea made his 1st appearance of the postseason. In 5:15, he scored 8 points.
• Jason Kidd was disqualified from the game with 7:16 to go in the 4th quarter after committing a flagrant 2 penalty on New Orleans’ Jannero Pargo. Before the penalty, he recorded 3 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in 29 minutes.
• New Orleans’ rookie Julian Wright recorded a postseason career-high 11 points (5-6 FGs, 1-2 FTs).
• New Orleans now leads the best-of-seven series, 3-1, as the teams head back to New Orleans for Game 5 on Tuesday night.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,644 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 276 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 315 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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