Dallas Mavericks v Atlanta Hawks

National Basketball Association

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Tip off 20.30

Dallas Mavericks 95 Atlanta Hawks 98,  attendance 19,936

Mavericks Starters ;

Zaza Pachulia, 11 pts, 17 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Deron Williams, 18 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast,

Wesley Matthews, 17 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

Dirk Nowitzki, 13 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk

Raymond Felton, 11 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

Playing Reserves ;

Dwight Powell, Chandler Parsons, Devin Harris, J.J. Barea, Charlie Villanueva, Jeremy Evans

Hawks Starters ;

Al Horford, 14 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk

Paul Millsap, 20 pts, 11 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk

Kyle Korver, 8 pts, 1 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

Jeff Teague, 14 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast,

Thabo Sefolosha, 7 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk

Playing Reserves ;

Kent Bazemore, Dennis Schroder, Lamar Patterson, Tiago Splitter, Mike Muscala,

@ American Airlines Center

2500, Victory Avenue

Dallas, TX 75219

Admission free,  corporate guest in VIP Box, including free Gold Car Park Pass.

Programme free, 36 pages.

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Watching a game from a VIP Box is certainly different. Yes, there is the free food and drink flowing freely and the car park is under the stadium , so you arrive by elevator onto the middle level of the arena and into your box, where there are 16 very comfortable seats, set in two rows, but although it is open, you somehow feel detached from what is going on around you and it feels a bit strange. Sadly, the Mavs were pretty poor so the atmosphere felt flat. I had quite fancied a Season Ticket here, but the cost is astronomical.

The AAC was opened in 2001 at a cost of $420 million. Capacity for Basketball is 19,200 which obviously doesn’t include the VIP seats judging by the attendance tonight. The Dallas Stars of the NHL also play home games here.