DALLAS, TEXAS – The Dallas Mavericks are back home to take on the Portland trail Blazers after a tough lost against the Houston Rockets. James Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring with 31.4 points per game, came to Dallas feeling pretty good about himself. The Mavericks hope to make adjustment on the defensive end to make up for Wednesday loss, 104-97. The Southwest Division leading Houston Rockets made 21 three-pointers Wednesday’s matchup.
The Mavs fell to a 1-1 on their current three-game homestand. They finished with a 49-44 rebounding advantage, but allowed 16 points off their 14 turnovers. Veteran swingman Wesley Matthews had 29 points on 10 of 18 from the field and 7-of-14 shooting from the three-point range. The Mavericks hope to play better defense on the perimeter Friday night for a rematch against Portland.
Led by All-Star lead guard, Damian Lillard’s 31 points and 9 assists on 10 of 15 from the field and 7-of-9 shooting from the three-point range, the Trail Blazers’ 52.3 percent from the field bettered the Mavs’ 45.8 percent last Saturday. The Mavericks look to learn from the loss in Portland and Wednesday’s game to try and defend the three-point line better tonight with a victory.
Bailey Overstreet graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Sports Media and Religion. While at OSU she was the Vice-President of The National Association of Black Journalist. In the summer of 2017 she worked at the University of Tulsa in their Communication Department. Bailey has experience in reporting and producing. She is a naive from Tulsa, Oklahoma.