Tune-In Tidbits: NBA TV Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020
Houston Rockets (26-12) at Memphis Grizzlies (18-22), 8:00 ET, NBA TV
The Rockets are 12.2 points per 100 possessions better when Ben McLemore is on the court than when he sits, which is the highest of any regular Rockets rotation player. He’s averaging the most points (10.1 per game) he has in five seasons.
Ja Morant is averaging 17.8 points, the most of any rookie. The Grizzlies have the third-most efficient offense since Ja Morant’s return (114.5 points per 100 possessions) from injury and currently are on a five-game win streak.
During their five-game win streak, Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 21.0 points per game; he is one of four Grizzlies averaging at least 18 points during this streak, which is the most of any team over the past five games.
Among the 291 players that have played 15 minutes per game and appeared in 15 games, Russell Westbrook leads in pace at 107.95 possessions per 48 minutes. Westbrook ranks fifth in the league in fast break points at 4.5 per game.
The Rockets (29.3) and Grizzlies (29.1) rank third and fourth, respectively, in first quarter scoring this season. The Rockets are 19-5 when winning the first quarter, while the Grizzlies are 14-12.
Dallas Mavericks (24-15) at Golden State Warriors (9-32), 10:30 ET, NBA TV
In his return last game, D’Angelo Russell had 34 points. In his last five games, Russell has eclipsed 30 points four times.
The Warriors enter Tuesday looking to snap an eight-game losing streak; it is their longest losing streak since the 2011-12 season (April 9-21, 2012).
Golden State allows the second-highest 3-point percentage in the league (37.7%). Dallas scores 38.5% of its points from 3-pointers (second in league behind Houston) and shoots 36.4% as a team from beyond the arc (eighth in the league).
Luka Doncic leads the NBA with 11 triple-doubles this season, including two against the Warriors (both wins). The Mavericks are 7-5 this season when Luka records a triple-double and have won five of the last six such games.