Age: 33 Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 lbs School: Wake Forest
Dallas Mavericks’ sideline reporter Dana Larson was where she felt she was supposed to be: On the sidelines. First, watch DeAndre Jordan doing a pirouette for some reason as he steps onto the court. If you thought the pregame for Dallas vs. Houston was fun, you should check out the final three minutes of the game.
Luka Doncic and Wesley Matthews scored 21 points apiece as the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 35-point night from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 107-104 on Saturday. Slovenian rookie Doncic started slowly but caught fire late in the fourth, scoring 11 consecutive points to erase an eight-point Houston lead as the Mavericks recorded their ninth straight win at home. Doncic, 19, made a floater to tie the contest 102-102 late in the fourth after Chris Paul had missed two free throws.
Doncic was 3 of 13 before hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to get Dallas within two. After Chris Paul missed two free throws, Doncic hit a floater in the lane for a tie, then followed an air-ball 3 from James Harden with another from long range for a 105-102 lead. It was 26th lead change.
At nearly a third of the way through the season, the Rockets are lost. Eric Gordon isn't having fun. Chris Paul is frustrated. James Harden isn't close to being as efficient as he was when he was the MVP. Mike D'Antoni is scratching his head. The Rockets still feel they are not the team that
Matt Stroup posts Part 1 of his updated Top 150, with Clint Capela flying up the leaderboard and Chris Paul in a strange sort of fantasy limbo.