Friday , Dec , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – December 10

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – December 10 ===

(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks were knocked off by the Seattle
SuperSonics, 107-102, at American Airlines Center.

Dirk Nowitzki tallied 27 points and seven rebounds for the Mavs, who have
dropped two of three. Michael Finley returned from a 15-game absence due to a
right ankle sprain to score 19 points, as Dallas has already matched last
season’s home loss total with five.

Jerry Stackhouse also had 19 points for Dallas, which has dropped two in a row
as the host.

To make room for Finley, Dallas placed rookie center D.J. Mbenga on the
injured list with a strained right hamstring.

Nowitzki has scored more than 20 points in nine straight games. He is
averaging 30 points per game in that span.

The Mavericks are off until Saturday when they visit Tracy McGrady and the
Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. It will be the second meeting of season
between the two clubs. On December 2nd, the Mavericks defeated the Rockets,
113-106, in overtime at the American Airlines Center.