Numbers you need to know from the Mavericks’ 12-game win streak:
151: Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 25.3 points on 58.9-percent shooting from the floor during the streak … and Dallas has outscored the opposition by 151 points when Nowitzki has been on the floor.
52: The Mavs have been outscored by 52 points during the streak when Nowitzki has sat.
6: Dallas has beaten six teams with .500-or-better records and six sub-.500 teams.
5: Five of the 12 wins came on the road.
3: The Mavs have moved up three spots in the Western Conference standings thanks to the streak, from No. 5 to No. 2.
95: Dallas has raised its record to 16-1 when it scores at least 95 points, with 10 of those wins coming as part of this 12-0 run.
8: This is the Mavericks’ eighth double-digit win streak since the 2001-02 season, tied with San Antonio for the league’s highest total in that span. (Detroit and Phoenix are next in line with five double-digit win streaks since ’01-02.)
.500: The 12 wins have hiked the club’s all-time record to 1,226-1,225 … which means that the Mavs are over .500 as a franchise for the first time since beating San Antonio to start the 1980-81 season at 1-0.
332: The Mavs lost 27 of their next 29 after the inaugural game of their expansion season of ’80-81 and ultimately fell a whopping 332 games below .500 after a loss in Portland in January 2000. But that’s the month Mark Cuban assumed operational control of the team … and Dallas is 612-279 since that loss to the Blazers. That’s good for a winning percentage of .687, which is second only to San Antonio’s .699 success rate (621-267) in the same span according to the Elias Sports Bureau.