Scouting report: Rockets at Mavericks

When/where: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday/American Airlines Center

TV/Radio: Root Sports/ESPN, 790-AM, 740-AM; Spanish 850-AM, 101.7 FM

Rockets update: The Rockets have won two of three since their three-game losing streak. They are one game behind the Mavericks in the Western Conference playoff race. … The Rockets have won two of three games against the Mavericks this season, but by a margin of just three points. … The Rockets have lost four of their past five road games, breaking the road losing streak with the comeback win in Cleveland. … Pat Beverley has made 48 percent of his 3s in the past five games. … James Harden, averaging 34.3 points against the Mavericks this season, has had 11 40-point games, one shy of Moses Malone’s single-season franchise record. … Trevor Ariza, who has averaged 17 points on 57.6 percent shooting against Dallas, has averaged 15.3 points in the past four games after averaging 9.5 points in the previous four games.

Mavericks update: The Mavericks have a four-game winning streak, matching their longest since a six-game run in November. … Guard J.J. Barea was Western Conference player of the week, averaging 23.5 points and 6.8 assists. … Zaza Pachulia has returned to the starting lineup after a bring stretch coming off the bench. Averaging 8.8 points and 9.7 rebounds, he has 26 double-doubles. … Dirk Nowitzki made just 4 of 18 shots on Sunday, but has made 46.4 percent of his shots against the Rockets, averaging 17.5 points per game. … With Chandler Parsons (right knee surgery) out for the season, guard Deron Williams (left abdominal strain) is out indefinitely.

Statistically speaking: The Rockets are third in fast break points, averaging 17.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 16.2 points on the break, the fourth most. The Rockets, however, have averaged just 15.3 fast break points against the Mavericks.


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