Mavs postgame notes after beating the Bulls on Nov 14
·With the win tonight, the Mavericks even the all-time series vs. the Bulls at 26 wins a piece. Dallas also snaps a three-game losing streak at home (regular season games) dating back to last season.
·Erick Dampier recorded his first double-double of the season with 14 points (7-8 FGs) and a game-high 13 rebounds. Dallas was 7-0 when Dampier had a double-double last season. All-time, the Mavericks are 35-7 when Dampier scores in double-digits. Dampier shot 3-of-3 in the first quarter. For the season, he is shooting 13-of-15 in the first quarter. Dampier is shooting 65.8% from the floor this season. He also had 3 blocks tonight. Dampier only had five blocks coming into tonight and no more than one in a single game. Dampier grabbed 6 offensive boards. Dallas is 2-1 when he grabs 4+ offensive boards this season after going 29-6 in 2005-06.
·Dallas shot a perfect 24-of-24 from the line tonight. The Maverick franchise record for most free throws made without a miss is 27 (at New Jersey on 2/6/02). Over the past three games, Dallas has shot 91.7% (77-84 FTs) from the line. Chicago shut just 60.0% (18-30 FTs) from the line. Dirk Nowitzki was a perfect 11-of-11 from the line tonight, marking the second time in the past three games he’s attempted 10+ free throws and not missed a single one. There were 10 games last season in which Nowitzki had 10+ FTA and made every one.
·Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 31 points while adding 10 rebounds. He has scored 30+ points in two of the past three games (Mavs 2-0). Dallas was 21-5 when he scored 30+ points last season. Nowitzki now has five double-doubles in the seven games this season. He had just five double-doubles in 14 games last November.
·Dallas shot 50.0% from the floor tonight, marking its third straight game hitting at least half its shot attempts. The last time the Mavericks shot 50.0% or better from the floor in three consecutive games was 4/2-4/7/06. Dallas is 3-0 when shooting 50.0% or better this season after going 18-4 in 2005-06.
·Jerry Stackhouse scored 21 points tonight. He has started the past four games and is averaging 18.0 points on 50.0% (28-56 FGs) shooting over that span.
·Dallas scored 30 points in the first quarter. The Mavericks have scored 30+ points in the first quarter four times over the past five games (2-2 mark). Dallas was 10-2 when scoring 30+ points in the first quarter last season.