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NBA Match Preview -- Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks

NBA Match Preview -- Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks
Mike Roblnson
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Analysis:

Houston hopes to win for the second time in a row when they play Dallas at home on Friday.

Houston Rockets
Houston rank last in the Southwest Division with a record of 17-49, 27.5 games behind the first Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 139-130 in overtime on Wednesday. Jalen Green was Houston's top scorer, scoring 32 points and 10 points in overtime. Houston's overall hit rate was 51.0%, and the three-point hit rate was 42.5%.




Dallas Mavericks
Dallas rank second in the Southwest Division with a record of 40-26, 4.5 games behind the first Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas lost 107-77 to the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The Mavericks maintained 17 points in the first and second quarters. Luka Doncic scored 31 points. Dallas's overall hit rate was only 31.4%, and the three-point hit rate was 13.6%.

Prediction
Dallas will seek to recover from an embarrassing 30 point loss to New York. The Mavericks rank second in the NBA with an average of 103.8 points, while Houston rank second from bottom in the NBA with an average of 118.1 points.


Tips: Dallas Mavericks -11

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