Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Utah Jazz (12-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-6), 7:00 ET, NBA TV
Utah has the second-most used lineup in the NBA 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.
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 has the best defensive rating, as they have allowed just 88.7 points per 100 possessions.
Among players that have attempted at least 50 mid-range shots, Philadelphia’s Al Horford (52.0%) and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell (50.6%) rank second and fourth, respectively, in field goal percentage from that zone.
Joel Embiid (43) and Donovan Mitchell (40) rank third and fourth, respectively, in clutch points this season. 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.
Rudy Gobert leads the NBA in screen assists (7.9 per game), which produce 17.8 points per game for the Jazz.
Ben Simmons ranks third in the league in deflections (4.0 per game) and leads the league in loose balls recovered(2.3 per game). Simmons ranks second in the league in steals at 2.3 per game, trailing only former teammate Jimmy Butler.
Joel Embiid leads the NBA in post-ups (8.1 per game) and points scored on post-ups (8.7 per game). He is shooting 48.1% on his post up possessions and earns free throws on 30.2% of his post-up possessions.
Chicago Bulls (6-14) at Sacramento Kings (8-10), 10:00 ET, NBA TV
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 the third-highest differential in the league. The Kings rank sixth in percentage of points scored from 3-point range (35.7%).
Richaun Holmes ranks second in the league in field goal percentage at 64.9%. Only nine of his 131 shot attempts have come from outside the paint. He’s shot 62-89 (69.7%) in the restricted area and 20-33 (60.6%) in the rest of the paint.
The Kings and Bulls have both played 11 games with clutch time (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.
Wendell Carter Jr. ranks second in points scored on putback this season (69) and is converting those shots at 73.0%, which is the fourth-highest FG% of any player with at least 20 attempts.