The difference in the number of wins that these two teams have had since 1981. The Houston Rockets have won 87 times, while the Dallas Mavericks are at 86 wins.
The overall NBA rankings for points per game for Houston and Dallas, respectively.
The same rankings for points allowed per game for the Rockets and Mavericks, respectively, showing that both teams find their strength in their offensive game.
Number of combined injuries between the two teams. Dallas’ Devin Harris and Brandan Wright are both injured. Harris is out until at least late November after having surgery on his toe, and Wright is returning slowly since breaking his left shoulder. Rockets’ center Greg Smith will be out until late this month with a sprained knee in the game against the New York Knicks.
Number of points scored by the Mavs’ top scorer, Monta Ellis, in Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Number of points scored by Terrence Jones Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics, leading Houston in points.
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