3rd Quarter Report

The Rockets are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a 88-84 lead against the Mavericks.

The Rockets came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Houston Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks

Current Records: Houston 8-6, Dallas 10-6

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports Southwest Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $22.22

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Mavericks are heading back home. They will take on the Houston Rockets at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Dallas ended up a good deal behind Los Angeles and lost 107-88.

Even though the Rockets have not done well against the Nuggets recently (they were 2-8 in their previous ten matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Friday. Houston enjoyed a cozy 105-86 win over Denver. The victory made it back-to-back wins for the Rockets.

The Rockets got their win on the backs of several key players, but it was Fred VanVleet out in front who dropped a double-double on 17 points and 11 assists.

Dallas has not been sharp recently, as they've lost three of their last four matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 10-6 record this season. As for Houston, their victory bumped their record up to 8-6.

Looking ahead, the Mavericks are the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Mavericks haven't given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 11.4 turnovers per game (they're ranked first in turnovers per game overall). However, it's not like the Rockets (currently ranked fifth in turnovers per game) struggle in that department as they've been averaging only 12.3 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.


Dallas is a 4-point favorite against Houston, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 227.5 points.

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Series History

Dallas has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Houston.

  • Jan 02, 2023 - Dallas 111 vs. Houston 106
  • Dec 29, 2022 - Dallas 129 vs. Houston 114
  • Dec 23, 2022 - Dallas 112 vs. Houston 106
  • Nov 16, 2022 - Houston 101 vs. Dallas 92
  • Mar 23, 2022 - Dallas 110 vs. Houston 91
  • Mar 11, 2022 - Dallas 113 vs. Houston 100
  • Jan 07, 2022 - Dallas 130 vs. Houston 106
  • Oct 26, 2021 - Dallas 116 vs. Houston 106
  • Apr 07, 2021 - Houston 102 vs. Dallas 93
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Houston 133 vs. Dallas 108

Injury Report for the Mavericks

  • Maxi Kleber: Out (Toe)

Injury Report for the Rockets

  • Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
  • Amen Thompson: Out (Ankle)