Week 26 Tune-In Tidbits: TNT Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Get ready for Tuesday’s TNT doubleheader with five key stats to watch in each game. The action tips off in Washington, where the Wizards (42-38) look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Celtics (54-26) in a potential first round playoff preview. The Celtics are locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, while the Wizards are currently 8th, but are just a half-game back of No. 7 and opening the playoffs in Boston.
That is followed by the Lakers (34-46) hosting the Rockets (64-16) in the final meeting between the teams this season. Houston holds a 2-1 series lead, including a double-overtime matchup that saw the Rockets score a season-high 148 points.
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards, 8:00 ET, TNT
- The Celtics have a 2.2 Net Rating with Kyrie Irving off the court
- The Wizards outscore their opponents by 8.7 Points per 100 Possessions with John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter on the court
- In three previous matchups this season, Bradley Beal has been the primary defender on Jayson Tatum for 67 possessions, holding him to 8 points on 3-14 shooting.
- In 85 possessions with Terry Rozier defending him this season, Bradley Beal has scored 24 points on 9-27 (33.3%) shooting from the field and 1-8 (12.5%) from beyond the arc.
- The Celtics rank first in defensive rating (101.5) and second in defensive field goal percentage (43.9%). Boston holds opponents to a league-low 33.6% shooting from 3-point range.
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 ET, TNT
- Of all the players who have attempted at least 70 Isolation Actions this season, James Harden (1.24 PPP) and Chris Paul (1.13 PPP) lead the league in Points per Possession Harden’s output is the highest Synergy has recorded
- Clint Capela averages 4 Pick and Roll Possessions per game, scoring 1.36 Points per Possession and shooting 70.4%.
- Among rookies, Kyle Kuzma ranks 2nd in scoring (16.1 points per game), 5th in rebounding (6.3), 4th in minutes (31.2), 8th in field goal percentage (45.0%), 7th in 3-point percentage (36.6%) and 2nd in 3-pointers made (159).
- In 44 possessions over two games, Lonzo Ball has held Chris Paul to four points on 1-5 shooting from the field. Paul has shot 47.2% less often than his normal output when being defended by Ball.