NBA Score: Houston Rockets Barely Beat Dallas Mavericks

Jack Windham - Author

Oct. 30 2016, Updated 7:37 p.m. ET

Since they are just a short drive from one another and can both claim to be headed to the NBA Playoffs, there is a bit of a rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. They played one another on Sunday. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks by a score of 93-92, as reported by ESPN. The two of them have a very good chance of seeing one another when the post season begins.

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With Dirk Nowitzki too injured to play, the Dallas Mavericks had to come up with a different lineup. Rick Carlise also had to come up with a new strategy because his franchise player was usually the offensive centerpiece. He decided to insert Seth Curry into the lineup. That meant that free agent acquisition Harrison Barnes had to move from small forward to power forward.

Wesley Matthews decided to respond with the lineup change. In the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, Matthews decided to take over the offense for the Dallas Mavericks by taking 25 shots. He only managed to hit nine of those shots, but it was enough for him to produce 25 points.

Deron Williams tried to help out, but his poor shooting only enabled him to produce 12 points. Harrison Barnes came back down to earth against the Houston Rockets. The former Golden State Warriors forward missed eight of the 11 shots that he took. That was good enough only for 10 points.

Dallas Mavericks starting center Andrew Bogut received more minutes than normal with the absence of Dirk Nowitzki. He managed to chip in with 14 rebounds and three assists.


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