Mavs run right now is 22-8...within 81-77 of the Rockets with 8:17 to go on TXA21. Tyson Chandler 13 pts and 12 boards
Rockets are 3 of 15 since they held their 18-point lead. Mavericks within four with Barea going to line for one ft.
It's amazing that the Mavs are down only four. Feels like they're getting blown out.
Mavs-Rockets a combined 11-48 FG in the 3rd qtr.
Rockets cool off as Mavs cut 18-point lead to 77-68 after 3. Rockets 15 of 41 on 3s, 4 attempts from matching franchise record for attempts.
End 3Q: Rockets 77, Mavs 68. James Harden: 25 points, 8 rebounds. Tyson Chandler: 13 points, 12 rebounds.
Mavericks making a comeback- were down 18, now down 10. 1:31 to play in the 3rd
The 3-point shooting starting to look like one of those time out contests. Mavs 4 of 24, 1 of 11 in 3rd. Rockets 2 of 13 in third quarter.
Mavs seem to have little interest in attacking the rim consistently, happy to launch from deep.
Mavs missing so many good looks. Are they flustered by how chippy the game has been, or just looking like a tm on 2nd night of b2b?
Mavs' Run DMC (Dirk, Monta, Chandler) had 20+ points each last night. Combined for only 19 in first half.
The Rockets are 13/25 on 3s so far. The NBA record for made 3s in a game is 23. The record for 3s attempted is 49 (Mavs vs NJ 3/5/96)
James Harden has 18 and Pat Beverley 15. Houston leads the Mavs 60-51 at half on TXA21
Despite the 9-pt lead, Rockets really missing Dwight Howard. Mavs have 26 points in the paint, scoring on lobs to Wright, Chandler inside.
Half: Rockets 60, Mavs 51. Trevor Ariza: 5 points, 2-6 FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist. Chandler Parsons: 4 points, 2-6 FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist.
Harden banks in a three just before the horn! HALF: Rockets 60, Mavs 51. Houston has hit 13 threes.
Rockets keep getting good looks at 3s off great ball movement. Mavs' offense has gotten stagnant.