Friday, April 11, 2008

Notables from 97-94 win vs. Jazz

TONIGHT’S KEY PLAY: Dallas led 94-91 before Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds to go to tie the game. Out of timeouts, the Mavericks inbounded from their baseline. Dirk Nowitzki received a pass from Eddie Jones and hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 00.9 seconds remaining in regulation.

• The Mavericks have now won 50 games for each of the last 8 seasons. The San Antonio Spurs are the only other franchise to have won at least 50 games in every season over that span (9 consecutive 50-win seasons).
• With the Mavs’ win and Denver’s win at Golden State (114-105), Dallas clinched a Western Conference playoff berth. The berth marks Dallas’ 8th consecutive.
• Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 32 points (12-23 FGs, 4-5 3FGs, 4-5 FTs) for his 19th 30-point game of the season.
• Josh Howard left the game in the 3rd quarter with a bruised right knee. He attempted to play late in the period before leaving the game for good in the 4th quarter.
• Eddie Jones made his 1,542nd 3-pointer tonight. With the make, he tied for 5th all-time in 3-point makes (Tim Hardaway).
• Tonight’s attendance was 20,378 fans (19,200 capacity). The Mavs have sold out 275 consecutive regular season games at AAC and 312 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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