Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Monday, March 11, 2019
Get ready for Monday's NBA TV doubleheader with key stats and trends to know about each matchup.
Charlotte Hornets (30-36) at Houston Rockets (41-25), 8:00 ET, NBA TV
|Streak/Last 10||L1, 3-7||W8, 8-2|
|OffRtg||110.2 (13)||114.1 (2)|
|DefRtg||111.2 (21)||111.4 (24)|
|NetRtg||-1.0 (19)||2.8 (11)|
|eFG%||51.5 (22)||53.7 (3)|
|Pace||99.75 (20)||98.21 (28)|
- James Harden has defended the most post up possessions this season, and he allows 0.68 points per possession
- James Harden leads the league with 16.9 isolation possessions per game, nearly seven per game higher than the next highest output over the past four seasons.
- Harden is scoring 1.10 points per possession on isolations, the highest output of any player who averages at least two isolations per game.
- Kemba Walker leads the league with 11.8 pick-and-roll possessions per game and scores 1.0 point per pick-and-roll possession.
- This is the second meeting in the last two weeks for the Rockets and Hornets with Houston taking the first meeting of the season, 118-113 on Feb. 27 in Charlotte, behind 30 points from James Harden and double-doubles for both Clint Capela (23 points, 17 rebounds) and Chris Paul (17 points, 10 assists).
- James Harden shot just 1-11 (9.1%) from 3-point range against Charlotte; it was his 4th worst shooting performance of the season. Houston is 5-3 this season when Harden shoots below 25% from beyond the arc.
- The Rockets are 18-8 against Eastern Conference teams this season; their .692 win percentage is tied for the 3rd highest among West team.
- The Hornets are just 7-16 against Western Conference teams this season; their .304 win percentage is the 4th lowest among East teams.
Boston Celtics (41-26) at LA Clippers (38-29), 10:30 ET, NBA TV
|Streak/Last 10||W3, 5-5||W4, 7-3|
|OffRtg||111.2 (9)||110.7 (12)|
|DefRtg||105.7 (3)||109.7 (19)|
|NetRtg||5.5 (3)||1.0 (12)|
|eFG%||53.5 (5)||52.4 (15)|
|Pace||100.32 (18)||102.49 (9)|
- On the season, Landry Shamet is 2nd among rookies in 3PM per game, knocking down 2.0 per contest. Among rookies taking at least three 3PA per game, Shamet is the only rookie shooting over 40%, knocking down 41.6% of his threes - 42.1% on catch and shoot threes.
- Patrick Beverley ranks in the 85.6 percentile in spot up defense, allowing 0.83 PPP on 32.1% shooting.
- After dropping six straight, the Celtics have won three of four, where Kyrie Irving is shooting 59.1% from the floor and 55.6% from deep. Kyrie has shot 7-9 on shots classified as guarded “tight”, good for an 83.3 eFG%. His 3 points per game over the last four are tops on the team.
- The Clippers won the first meeting of the season, 123-112 on Feb. 9 in Boston, behind a balanced attack that saw eight players score in double figures, led by Montrezl Harrell’s 21 off the bench.
- The Clippers shot 40 percent (12-30) from beyond the arc in the win. On the season, they are 20-8 when they shoot 40 percent or better from 3-point range.
- The Clippers outscored the Celtics 42-26 in the fourth quarter to secure the win on Feb. 9. The Clippers lead all NBA teams in fourth quarter scoring at 28.6 points per game.
- Boston led by as many as 28 points before surrendering the lead after Kyrie Irving was lost with a sprained knee. After scoring a season-high 74 points in the first half, the Celtics scored a season-low 38 points in the second half.