Sunday, January 20, 2008
Dallas Mavericks 111, Seattle Supersonics 96
Mavericks get their eighth win in their last nine games.
DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks seemed unfazed by their long layoff Saturday night, easily defeating the hapless Seattle Supersonics 111-96 at the AAC. Kevin Durant, making his first foray against a Texas team since getting drafted out of UT last spring, shot just 3-for-12 for 6 points and was yanked near the end of the third quarter for throwing up wild shots.
The Mavericks were unsurprisingly led by Dirk Nowitzki, who feasted on the young Supersonics' mistakes all night, scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and three steals. Josh Howard added 17 points, and Devin Harris scored 17 while dishing out 8 assists.
As a team, the Mavericks shot almost 52% from the field, including 42% from the three point stripe. The win was the Mavericks' eighth in their past nine games, and at 27-12 they are now tied with New Orleans atop the Southwest Division, just half a game behind the conference-leading Phoenix Suns.
Posted by Todd M.