The Mavericks scored a lot of points in their victory over the Suns last night; 112 to be exact. Scoring that many points (over 100) has become a habit of this Mavericks team. Mavs Money Ball, your home for all thing Dallas Mavericks, points out some trends that are beginning to emerge.
The Mavericks have now won eight of the last 10 meetings with Phoenix. The Suns have won the last 17-of-26 match-ups in Phoenix and hold an all-time record of 44-19 at home against the Mavericks. Now, Dallas is 20-9 against plus-.500 teams this season. The Mavericks were 28-19 against teams with a winning record in 2009-10.
With 112 points, Dallas has scored 100-plus points in 12 of its last 13 games. The Mavericks are 29-2 when they reach the century mark. They also won both games during the back-to-back situation leading up to the All-Star break. Dallas is 9-3 in the first half of back-to-backs and 8-4 in the second half of back-to-backs this season. The Mavericks have 20 back-to-backs scheduled this year, after they played 20 in 2009-10. Dallas went 15-5 in the first game of a back-to-back and 12-8 in the second game of a back-to-back in 2009-10.