Friday, April 25, 2008

Notables from 97-87 win vs. Hornets

TONIGHT’S KEY RUN: Dallas used an 18-8 run over the last 6:57 of the 2nd quarter to secure a 47-40 lead going into halftime. The Mavericks established a lead during the run and never relinquished it.

• Dirk Nowitzki recorded his 2nd postseason double-double with a game-high 32 points (11-20 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 9-10 FTs) and 19 rebounds (18 DR). The 30-point, 15-rebound performance was the 8th of his postseason career. The Mavericks improved to 7-1 when Nowitzki scores at least 30 and comes down with at least 15 rebounds.
• Jason Terry started his first game of the postseason (in place of Jerry Stackhouse) and finished with 22 points (8-18 FGs, 3-8 3FGs, 3-4 FTs) and 6 assists.
• New Orleans’ Jannero Pargo scored a playoff career-high 30 points (12-20 FGs, 4-7 3FGs, 2-2 FTs). His previous high was 18 points @ WAS (5/2/05).
• New Orleans’ Chris Paul recorded his 3rd straight postseason double-double with 16 points and 10 assists.
• In the first 2 games of the series, Dallas allowed 42 points in the paint. Tonight, the Mavs held the Hornets to 26 points in the paint.
• New Orleans now leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,839 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 276 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 314 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.

1 comment:

Lizzy said...

Art, the postgame press conference didn't work for me.. Could you let us in on what was said?