Tune-In Tidbits: TNT Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
Dallas Mavericks (13-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-14), 7:30 ET, TNT
Luka Doncic became just the third player in NBA history to average a 30-point triple-double for a calendar month, joining Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson. In November, Doncic averaged 32.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10.4 assists over 14 games.
Luka Doncic ranks second in the NBA with 9.6 assists per game. He has distributed those assists evenly among his teammates with five different Mavericks being the recipient of at least 25 Doncic assists: Kristaps Porzingis (39), Maxi Kleber (28), Tim Hardaway Jr. (28), Dorian Finney-Smith (26) and Dwight Powell (25).
JJ Redick averages 7.7 points per game on catch and shoots, the sixth-highest average in the NBA. His 69.3 effective field goal percentage on catch and shoots leads all players with at least 100 attempts.
In their first meeting on Oct. 25, Kristaps Porzingis held his matchups to 6-17 (35.3%) shooting, while recording five blocks. Porzingis ranks fifth in the NBA with an average of 2.1 blocks per game.
Portland Trail Blazers (8-12) at LA Clippers (15-6), 10:00 ET, TNT
The Clippers are the only team to have three players average at least 20 points per game. Kawhi Leonard leads the way at 25.7 points per game, followed by Paul George (23.4) and Lou Williams (21.7).
In six games with Portland, Carmelo Anthony is averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists. The Blazers have outscored their opponents by 37 points in Anthony’s 183 minutes on the court.
In the 100 minutes that Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard have shared the court, Portland has posted an offensive rating of 122.1 and a net rating of plus-15.4.
In the 141 minutes that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have shared the court, the Clippers have posted a 96.4 defensive rating and plus-12.7 net rating.
In their first meeting this season, Patrick Beverley defended Damian Lillard for 2:55 (26.5% of Beverley’s defensive matchup time). In those possessions, Lillard was held scoreless as he shot 0-4 from the field and 0-3 from three and committed two turnovers.