Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Friday, March 15, 2019
Get ready for Friday's NBA TV doubleheader with key stats and trends to know about each matchup.
Milwaukee Bucks (51-17) at Miami Heat (32-35), 8:00 ET, NBA TV
|Streak/Last 10||W1, 7-3||W1, 6-4|
|OffRtg||113.5 (3)||107.3 (23)|
|DefRtg||104.6 (1)||107.4 (8)|
|NetRtg||8.9 (1)||-0.1 (16)|
|eFG%||55.1 (2)||51.8 (19)|
|Pace||103.20 (6)||98.66 (25)|
Need To Know
- The Heat are 6-4 over their last 10 and have surged into the 8th spot in the East. Dwyane Wade (14.3), Josh Richardson (15.3), and Kelly Olynyk (15.7) have shouldered the scoring load.
- Defensively, Justise Winslow (-14.2% < 6 feet; -6.1% overall) and Hassan Whiteside (-14.7% < 6 feet) have led the defense. Lineups featuring Whiteside and Winslow have a 96.6 defensive rating over five of the last 10 games.
- Milwaukee is the only team so far to reach 50 wins, winning eight of 11 since the All-Star break. Mid season acquisition Nikola Mirotic has posted almost identical per 100 possession numbers with the Bucks than with the Pelicans (23.9 PTS vs 25.7; 10.9 REB vs 12.7; 2.9 AST vs 1.7).
- This is the third of four regular season meetings between the Bucks and Heat with the teams splitting the first two games. If the playoff started today, this would be a first round Eastern Conference matchup.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging just 10.5 points in two meetings with Miami, his lowest scoring average against any team this season by 5.5 points.
- James Johnson has defended Giannis for 53 possessions over the first two meetings of the season; he has held Giannis to four points on 2-9 shooting, while the Bucks have scored just 44 points in those possessions.
- Hassan Whiteside leads the Heat in scoring (15.0) and rebounding (10.5) in two games against the Bucks this season.
Chicago Bulls (19-50) at LA Clippers (39-30), 10:30 ET, NBA TV
|Streak/Last 10||L3, 4-6||L1, 7-3|
|OffRtg||104.4 (30)||111.0 (10)|
|DefRtg||112.1 (25)||109.9 (19)|
|NetRtg||-7.7 (27)||1.0 (12)|
|eFG%||50.8 (27)||52.5 (15)|
|Pace||99.39 (21)||102.43 (9)|
Need To Know
- Zach LaVine is averaging 28.2 PPG since the All-Star break, 7th in the NBA. Among the top 11 scorers since the break (tie for 10th in scoring), LaVine ranks 5th in FG% and 3rd in 3PT%.
- The Clippers are 7-3 over their last 10 games, led by Lou Williams (22.9 PPG), Danilo Gallinari (22.3) and Montrezl Harrell (18.3). Rookie Landry Shamet continues to shoot lights out since his trade from Philly, shooting 44.6% from deep over their last 10.
- Lou Williams ranks third in the NBA in fourth quarter scoring at 7.9 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field and 39.1% from beyond the arc. He also leads the NBA in point differential in clutch situations as the Clippers are plus-76 with Williams on the floor in the clutch.
- The Clippers won the first meeting of the season with the Bulls, 106-101 in Chicago on Jan. 25, as Lou Williams posted the only triple-double of his career with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes off the bench.
- The Clippers are 7-1 this season when Lou Williams scores at least 30 points.
- Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 29 points against the Clippers. Chicago is 7-7 this season when LaVine scores at least 29 points, including wins in the last four instances.