Week 21 Tune-In Tidbits: TNT Tuesday, March 6
Get ready for Tuesday’s TNT doubleheader with five stats to watch in each matchup. The action tips off in Oklahoma City, where the Rockets (49-13) put their 15-game win streak on the line against the Thunder (37-28), who are 21-10 at home this season. That is followed by the Pelicans (36-26) taking their eight-game win streak into LA to face the Clippers (34-28).
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 ET, TNT
- In their previous meeting, Paul George allowed his matchups to shoot 6-16 from the field and 2-9 from 3.
- The Rockets lead the league in isolation points per possession (1.14), the highest mark in the last three years.
- Houston is riding a 15-game win streak; the second-longest win streak in the NBA this season. During this stretch, the Rockets have outscored their opponents by a total of 189 points.
- James Harden leads the NBA in points per game scored on drives (10.9). Russell Westbrook ranks 6th in points scored (8.2) and leads all players in assists off drives (2.7).
- OKC leads the NBA in second chance points (15.0 per game) with Steven Adams leading the league in offensive rebound percentage (16.7%).
New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers, 10:30 ET, TNT
- Anthony Davis has been defended by DeAndre Jordan on 65 possessions this season, scoring 12 points on 5-16 from the field.
- Over his last five games, Anthony Davis is averaging 34.8 points, 10.8 FTA, 2.6 steals, and 3.0 blocks, all more than the season average of any other player in the NBA.
- During their eight-game win streak, the Pelicans are averaging an NBA-best 126.8 points per game. They still have a plus-10.1 point differential despite allowing the second-most points per game (116.6) during this run.
- Anthony Davis leads all players in point differential during clutch situations (plus-67) in 147 minutes. The Pelicans are 21-9 in those games.
- In 12 games with the Clippers, Tobias Harris is averaging 0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 48.3% from the field and 41.0% from beyond the arc – all of which are improvements over his first 48 games of the season in Detroit.