It's not often that you see a 50+ point win in the NBA. Despite disparities in talent, it just doesn't happen. As you can imagine, the 53 point margin of victory -- the largest in Dallas Mavericks history -- brought with it some interesting stats.
.02% - Thursday's win over Philadelphia was the fourth time in NBA history that a team scored more points in a half (Dallas led 73-29 at the break), than their opponent did all game. That's .02 percent of all the NBA games ever. (Stat courtesy of Eric Goodman)
44 - The 44 point difference at halftime was the second-largest halftime lead in NBA history.
21 - The number of points Dirk scored in 20 minutes. That's the most points Dirk has ever scored in that little amount of time on the court, via basketball-reference.com. In fact, only seven times in his career has he scored 21 or more points in even 25 minutes or fewer.
32 - The number of fast break points the Mavericks scored, compared to only 26 points in the paint for the 76ers.
33 - The number of assists the Mavericks recorded (11 from J.J. Barea), on just 41 made buckets. It is the fourth time in Mavs history that Dallas has recorded at least 33 assists on 41 or fewer made baskets. (Stat courtesy of Bobby Karalla)
More Mavs Blowouts
Of course, this isn't the first time the Mavericks have absolutely dismantled an opponent. Here are a few other games that Dallas totally dominated, sorted by margin of victory.
50 - Dallas 128, New York Knicks 78 - January 24, 2010 - Hi-scorer: Dirk (20)
39 - Dallas 114, Detroit Pistons 75 - November 9, 2002 - Hi-scorer: Michael Finley (25)
37 - Dallas 119, Detroit Pistons 82 - November 19, 2005 - Hi-scorer: Josh Howard (26)
37 - Dallas 120, Vancouver Grizzlies 83 - January 25, 2001 - Hi-scorer: Steve Nash (21)
36 - Dallas 108, L.A. Lakers 72 - March 11, 2007 - Hi-scorer: Josh Howard (24)
36 - Dallas 112, Miami Heat 76 - February 9, 2006 - Hi-scorer: Dirk (27)