Rockets, Mavericks wrestle for Texas superiority

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2020-21 NBA Regular Season

Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

20 February 2021, 03:00 CAT
Toyota Center, Houston

Texas rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks will face off for the third time in this NBA Regular Season when they meet at the Toyota Center in Houston on the morning of 20 February 2021, with tip-off at 03:00 CAT.

The Rockets have found themselves in the lower reaches of the Western Conference after a struggling campaign. They have been given thrashing by the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans in the past week, underlying their lack of balance in both defence and attack.

“It is a deflating thing when you have shots that you feel like you should make and there’s a lot of pressure being put on you on the defensive end,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said. “You feel like you need to make those shots and then having that, like, tension going along with needing to make those isn’t a good recipe for making shots.”

Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic
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The Mavericks have also endured an unimpressive campaign to date, though the form of Luka Doncic has been a bright point for the Dallas franchise, with the 21-year-old guard putting in some stellar performances which have been in stark contrast to the overall display of his team.

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“The basketball floor is his stage," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of Doncic. "Guys like him – and I was around [Larry] Bird; I was around Reggie Miller – when there's another guy on the other team raising his game to the level that [Steph] Curry was, you feel an obligation if you're that kind of player. I saw Bird do it; I saw Miller do it. You just dig deeper. You find a way to try to match the guy and try to match the guy for your team. And that's exactly what he did."

Houston Rockets’ Christian Wood
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In head-to-head stats, the Rockets and the Mavericks have met in 184 Regular Season games since 1980-81. Houston have claimed 99 wins compared to 85 for Dallas.

The teams have met in two Regular Season games already this season: the Mavericks won 113-100 at home on January 4 (with 33 points from Luka Doncic) and the Rockets won 133-108 at home on January 23 (with 33 points from Eric Gordon).

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Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks – Head-to-head

Regular Season games played: 184
Rockets wins: 99
Mavericks wins: 85

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Published: 02/19/2021