1983-1984

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Won 43, Lost 39 (2nd in Midwest)...first winning season brings first playoff adventures...Mavericks take three of five from Seattle to win the club's first series...lost to eventual runner-up Los Angeles, 4-1 in best-of-7 Western Conference Semi-Finals...Mavericks were 31-10 at home where they averaged a club-record 14,223 (19.7 percent increase over 1982-1983)...played before a record Reunion Arena sellouts (won seven) and only one crowd was below 10,000...Dallas took the season series with every Western Conference Club except Seattle (1-4), Portland (2-4) and Kansas City (3-3)...best month in club history was a 10-3 November...set club record with eight-straight wins from November 17 through December 3...Bernard King of the New Jersey Nets scores a Reunion record 50 points (second 50-point game in as many nights for King) on February 1...Mark Aguirre (29.5) is second in scoring while Rolando Blackman (22.4) is 13th...Aguirre becomes first Maverick to play in the All-Star Game...Aguirre and Blackman combined for 65-plus points nine times (won seven)...Only Denver's Vandeweghe/English (55.8) score more than Aguirre/Blackman's 51.9...Brad Davis (6.9) was tenth in assists...for the second-straight year, Dallas commits the fewest turnovers in the league (15.9)...Mavericks were 12 in offense ((110.4), 13 in defense (110.0), fifth in FG% (.500) and 21st in rebounding (40.9)...Mavs were 2-13 if held below one hundred points...13-4 to start the year then 30-35 after December 3...Dick Motta was NBA/Haggar Coach of the Month for November...Aguirre was NBA Player of the Week for November 26 and Player of the Month for January...opening night starters were Mark Aguirre, Jay Vincent, Pat Cummings, Brad Davis and Rolando Blackman...the most frequently used starting lineup was Mark Aguirre, Kurt Nimphius, Pat Cummings, Brad Davis and Rolando Blackman...substitute Jay Vincent for Kurt Nimphius for most frequently used playoff starting lineup...Dale Ellis set an NBA record with eight-straight 3-pointers between March 30 and April 15.

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