Rockets at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Friday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Rockets 0-1, Mavericks 0-1
About the Rockets: The Rockets were outscored 30-18 in the fourth quarter in losing Wednesday’s regular-season opener at the Los Angeles Lakers, 120-114. … James Harden paced the Rockets with 34 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 17 assists, but he also committed seven turnovers. Eric Gordon scored 19 points, and Clint Capela added 16 on 8-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds. … Houston was 1-of-16 on 3-pointers in the second half . … The Rockets were 2-2 against the Mavericks last season, with each team winning once on the road. … The Rockets will also play the Mavericks on Sunday in Houston.
About the Mavericks: Deron Williams (22 points, seven assists), Dirk Nowitzki (22 points, eight rebounds, two blocks), J.J. Barea (22 points, six assists) and Harrison Barnes (19 points, nine rebounds) were effective during Wednesday’s season-opening 130-121 overtime loss at Indiana. But the rest of their teammates combined for only 33 points on 12-of-36 shooting. … The Mavericks attempted 48 shots from 3-point range against the Pacers. That’s one shy of the NBA record, which the Mavericks set against New Jersey on March 5, 1996. … Wesley Matthews scored 13 points and was 3-of-16 overall from the field against Indiana, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range.