Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Get ready for Monday’s NBA TV matchup between the Mavericks and Rockets with key stats and trends to know before tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks (26-29) at Houston Rockets (32-23), 8:00 ET, NBA TV
|Streak/Last 10||W1, 6-4||L1, 6-4|
|OffRtg||108.4 (20)||114.1 (2)|
|DefRtg||108.2 (10)||112.0 (25)|
|NetRtg||0.2 (15)||2.1 (11)|
|eFG%||52.0 (19)||53.6 (6)|
|Pace||99.99 (19)||98.15 (28)|
Need To Know
- Dallas held the Blazers to just nine points in the 4th quarter yesterday. It was the 11th quarter this season in which a team failed to score 10 points. Only the Mavs, Heat, and Wolves have held teams under 10 in a quarter multiple times this season.
- New acquisition Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points, his highest scoring game since Dec. 19. He’s averaging 18.9 PPG on the season and 16 PPG in three games with the Mavs.
- Since his first game with the Rockets on Jan. 21, Kenneth Faried leads the Rockets in REB Chance % (61.9) and has recorded seven double-doubles in 10 games, more than twice the number he had in 2017-18 and four off the 11 he had in 61 games with Denver in 2016-17.
- James Harden and Luka Doncic are 1st and 2nd in the NBA in step-back shooting by volume, respectively. Harden takes 7.6 step-back FGA per game while Luka takes 2.6.
- This is the third meeting of the season between the Rockets and Mavericks with the Mavs winning the first two meetings. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.5 points with 46.4/42.9/90.0 shooting splits against Houston.
- James Harden is averaging 30.0 points per game against Dallas this season. That is the fifth-lowest scoring average against any opponent for current NBA scoring leader (36.6). Both games occurred prior to Harden’s scoring streak.
Trends and Milestones
- James Harden will look to push his streak of scoring at least 30 points to 30 consecutive games on Monday. That would put him within one game of matching the second-longest streak in NBA history (31 games). Wilt Chamberlain owns that mark and the NBA record of 65 straight 30-point games.
- Luka Doncic leads all rookies in scoring at 20.8 points per game. If he maintains that average, it would be the highest rookie scoring average since Blake Griffin (22.5) in 2010-11.