The Mavericks will look to extend their six-game winning streak when they visit Houston on Monday night.
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After falling below.500 on December 19, the Mavericks have finally begun to get back on track. Since that loss, the Mavericks have won six straight games, a season high.
Dorian Finney-Smith (groin), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), and Josh Green (elbow) are all out for the Dallas Mavericks.
Josh Green (elbow) is still limited to non-contact drills in practice, according to Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News.
Green has been out with a right elbow sprain since December 9 and has already been ruled out of Saturday’s game. Green has been “doing everything non-contact at a high level,” according to Coach Jason Kidd, but has not been cleared for contact drills. Although the update does not specify a timetable, Green appears to be out for the foreseeable future.
Luka Doncic became the first player in NBA history to record 250 points, 50 rebounds, and 50 assists in five games. On December 23, he scorched the Rockets for 50 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds.
Doncic had one of the best weeks in league history, scoring at least 30 points in each of those games and reaching 50 points twice. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find adjectives to describe Doncic’s recent performances, and he’s making a case right now that he’s the best player in the entire league.
The Houston Rockets have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, losing nine of their first ten games. The Rockets had a good run from the end of November to the middle of December, winning six of ten games. Houston scored upset victories over Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Phoenix. They then lost five straight games to finish a seven-game homestand.
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