Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

12/02/2019 at 12:12pm
Get ready for Monday’s NBA TV doubleheader with key stats to know about each matchup.

Utah Jazz (12-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-6), 7:00 ET, NBA TV

  • <p>Utah has the <a href="https://on.nba.com/2XeqQrr">second-most used lineup in the NBA</a> with the five-man group of Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Royce O’Neale and Donovan Mitchell have played 242 minutes together and have a net rating of 18.8.</p>
  • <p>Among lineups that have played at least 50 minutes together, the Sixers’ five-man group of Al Horford, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Josh Richardson and Ben Simmons <a href="https://on.nba.com/35Qtk2j">has the best defensive rating</a>, as they have allowed just 88.7 points per 100 possessions.</p>
  • <p>Among players that have attempted at least 50 mid-range shots, Philadelphia’s Al Horford (52.0%) and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell (50.6%) <a href="https://on.nba.com/2P2FWfR">rank second and fourth, respectively, in field goal percentage</a> from that zone.</p>
  • <p>Joel Embiid (43) and Donovan Mitchell (40) <a href="https://on.nba.com/32M2TZC">rank third and fourth, respectively, in clutch points this season</a>. Embiid is shooting 45.8% from the field and 95% (19-20) from the line in clutch situations. Mitchell is shooting just 32.4%, including 0-10 from beyond the arc.</p>
  • <p>Rudy Gobert <a href="https://on.nba.com/2rUZJWz">leads the NBA in screen assists</a> (7.9 per game), which produce 17.8 points per game for the Jazz.</p>
  • <p>Ben Simmons <a href="https://on.nba.com/2l7reZk">ranks third in the league in deflections</a> (4.0 per game) and <a href="https://on.nba.com/37qOMN4">leads the league in loose balls recovered</a>(2.3 per game). Simmons <a href="https://on.nba.com/2MS0Dvm">ranks second in the league in steals</a> at 2.3 per game, trailing only former teammate Jimmy Butler.</p>
  • <p>Joel Embiid <a href="https://on.nba.com/2VlTll7">leads the NBA in post-ups (8.1 per game) and points scored on post-ups (8.7 per game)</a>. He is shooting 48.1% on his post up possessions and earns free throws on 30.2% of his post-up possessions.</p>

Chicago Bulls (6-14) at Sacramento Kings (8-10), 10:00 ET, NBA TV

  • <p>Chicago <a href="https://on.nba.com/2irsgLd">leads the NBA in points off turnovers</a> (21.9 per game) and <a href="https://on.nba.com/2iRmJBv">opponent turnover percentage</a> (18.0%). Sacramento <a href="https://on.nba.com/2Fbxv0a">turns the ball over at the fifth-highest rate</a> (16.2%).</p>
  • <p>The Bulls hold their opponents to 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc, which is 2.9 percentage points lower than their normal average; that is <a href="https://on.nba.com/2uCnVL8">the third-highest differential in the league</a>. The Kings rank sixth in percentage of points scored from 3-point range (35.7%).</p>
  • <p>Buddy Hield <a href="https://on.nba.com/2OafYXC">ranks third in the NBA in 3-pointers made</a> (69). However, only 25 of those three have come at home as <a href="https://on.nba.com/2RaHyXR">Hield soots 30.9% from deep in Sacramento</a> and 42.7% on the road.</p>
  • <p>Richaun Holmes <a href="https://on.nba.com/32mWZ0P">ranks second in the league in field goal percentage</a> at 64.9%. Only nine of his 131 shot attempts have come from outside the paint. He’s <a href="https://on.nba.com/35Qieua">shot 62-89 (69.7%) in the restricted area</a> and 20-33 (60.6%) in the rest of the paint.</p>
  • <p>The <a href="https://on.nba.com/35EKQ9B">Kings and Bulls have both played 11 games with clutch time</a> (score within five points in final five minutes). The Kings are 6-5 in those games, outscoring their opponents by a total of five points in 33 minutes. The Bulls are just 3-8 in those games and have been outscored by 27 points in 38 minutes.</p>
  • <p>Wendell Carter Jr. <a href="https://on.nba.com/2Rb6caw">ranks second in points scored on putback this season</a> (69) and is converting those shots at 73.0%, which is <a href="https://on.nba.com/2R9Ppop">the fourth-highest FG% of any player with at least 20 attempts</a>.</p>