Tune-In Tidbits: TNT Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

12/03/2019 at 01:12pm
Get ready for Tuesday's TNT doubleheader with five key stats to know about each matchup.

Dallas Mavericks (13-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-14), 7:30 ET, TNT

  • <p>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, <a href="https://on.nba.com/2qclNbi">Doncic averaged 32.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10.4 assists over 14 games</a>.</p>
  • <p>Luka Doncic <a href="https://on.nba.com/2NcbRcZ">ranks second in the NBA with 9.6 assists per game</a>. He has distributed those assists evenly among his teammates with <a href="https://on.nba.com/2YcHwAg">five different Mavericks being the recipient of at least 25 Doncic assists</a>: Kristaps Porzingis (39), Maxi Kleber (28), Tim Hardaway Jr. (28), Dorian Finney-Smith (26) and Dwight Powell (25).</p>
  • <p>JJ Redick <a href="https://on.nba.com/2hkGgqi">averages 7.7 points per game on catch and shoots</a>, the sixth-highest average in the NBA. His 69.3 effective field goal percentage on catch and shoots <a href="https://on.nba.com/2Lj5MLD">leads all players with at least 100 attempts</a>.</p>
  • <p>In their first meeting on Oct. 25, Kristaps Porzingis <a href="https://on.nba.com/34NQwy4">held his matchups to 6-17 (35.3%) shooting</a>, while recording five blocks. Porzingis <a href="https://on.nba.com/2BMuTBb">ranks fifth in the NBA with an average of 2.1 blocks</a> per game.</p>
  • <p>Jrue Holiday <a href="https://on.nba.com/2l7reZk">leads the NBA in deflections</a> (5.4 per game), <a href="https://on.nba.com/2MS0Dvm">ranks third in both steals</a> (2.0 per game) and <a href="https://on.nba.com/2mneSwH">average distance traveled</a> (2.76 miles per game).</p>

Portland Trail Blazers (8-12) at LA Clippers (15-6), 10:00 ET, TNT

  • <p>The Clippers are the <a href="https://on.nba.com/2DBInAW">only team to have three players average at least 20 points per game</a>. Kawhi Leonard leads the way at 25.7 points per game, followed by Paul George (23.4) and Lou Williams (21.7).</p>
  • <p>In six games with Portland, Carmelo Anthony is <a href="https://on.nba.com/33KVMRA">averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists</a>. The Blazers have <a href="https://on.nba.com/34PMDZG">outscored their opponents by 37 points in Anthony’s 183 minutes</a> on the court.</p>
  • <p>In the 100 minutes that Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard have shared the court, <a href="https://on.nba.com/2DDJmR3">Portland has posted an offensive rating of 122.1</a> and a net rating of plus-15.4.</p>
  • <p>In the 141 minutes that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have shared the court, <a href="https://on.nba.com/2DLg42N">the Clippers have posted a 96.4 defensive rating</a> and plus-12.7 net rating.</p>
  • <p>In their first meeting this season, <a href="https://on.nba.com/2DRmAW9">Patrick Beverley defended Damian Lillard for 2:55</a> (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.</p>