Dallas faces Houston, aims for 5th straight road win

Sat, Mar 30, 2024
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Dallas faces Houston, aims for 5th straight road win

Dallas Mavericks (44-29, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (38-35, 11th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will try to keep its four-game road win streak alive when the Mavericks play Houston.

The Rockets have gone 26-19 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 17-24 against opponents with a winning record.

The Mavericks are 9-5 against Southwest Division opponents. Dallas is second in the Western Conference with 15.6 fast break points per game led by Kyrie Irving averaging 3.4.

The Rockets average 114.3 points per game, 2.1 fewer points than the 116.4 the Mavericks allow. The Mavericks are shooting 48.3% from the field, 2.3% higher than the 46.0% the Rockets' opponents have shot this season.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Rockets won the last matchup 122-96 on Dec. 23. Alperen Sengun scored 22 points to help lead the Rockets to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is shooting 41.2% and averaging 16.8 points for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 4.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Irving is averaging 25.4 points and 5.2 assists for the Mavericks. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while shooting 42.4% over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 10-0, averaging 122.1 points, 45.3 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points per game.

Mavericks: 9-1, averaging 118.4 points, 44.8 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Tari Eason: out for season (leg), Cam Whitmore: out (knee), Steven Adams: out for season (knee), Alperen Sengun: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Josh Green: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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