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  • 1981 Signed Monti Davis to a 10-day contract. He would be released nine days later and only appeared in one game with Dallas.
  • 1981 Moses Malone (Hou) had 40 points, the second time a Mavs opponent had 40+ points and the first of two times Malone had 40+ points against Dallas.
  • 1987 James Donaldson had 20 rebounds, the seventh time a Mavs player had 20+ rebounds and the fifth of 13 times Donaldson had 20+ rebounds with Dallas.
  • 1991 Tyrone Corbin (Min) had a triple-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was the 20th time a Mavs opponent had a triple-double.
  • 1998 Activated Erick Strickland and placed Chris Anstey on IR with a sprained left ankle. Strickland had missed 17 days (eight games) with a sprained right ankle. Anstey was activated 15 days (seven games) later.
  • 1998 Jason Kidd (Pho) had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists. It was the 35th time a Mavs opponent had a triple-double and the 1st of four times Kidd had a triple-double against Dallas.
  • 2002 Placed Shawn Bradley on IR with a bone bruise in his right knee. Bradley was activated six days (three games) later. [He did not have to sit out the mandatory five games as his active roster spot was not filled.]
  • 2004 Placed Eduardo Najera on IR with a sore left knee. Najera was activated 26 days (15 games) later.
  • 2007 The NBA named Josh Howard and Michael Redd (Milwaukee) as Players of the Week for the week ending December 31. Howard averaged 21.5 points and 10.8 rebounds as Dallas went 4-0. Redd averaged 27 points and 5.3 rebounds as Milwaukee went 3-1. Howard was named as Player of the Week for the 2nd week in a row, the only time a Mavs player won the award in consecutive weeks.
  • 2007 Activated Maurice Ager and placed Jose Barea on IL. Ager was on IL for 15 days (seven games) (no injury). Barea was activated 30 days (16 games) later.
  • 2112 With a 10-foot step-back jumper at the 7:40 mark of the second quarter of the Mavs' 100-87 win over Oklahoma City, Dirk Nowitzki recorded his 8,000th career regular-season made field goal. He became the 31st player in NBA history to reach the milestone.

Special thanks to Patricia Bender and her Mavericks website (www.eskimo.com/~pbender/mavs.html) for assistance with this section.