The Mavericks are 4-3 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is eighth in the Western Conference with 35.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Luka Doncic averaging 8.6. The Nuggets are 7-6 in Western Conference play.
Joe Harris added 23 and tied a career-high with seven 3-pointers but it was a quiet night for James Harden who did not make a basket until the fourth, finishing with 12 points and 11 assists as Brooklyn shot 53.7%, tied a season best with 19 three-pointers, and collected a season-high 34 assists. Adebayo surpassed his previous career high of 30 points in December 2019 and made 14 of 20 shots but did not hit a basket in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night. The Rockets were without a key piece of that deal as Victor Oladipo rested a sore right quadriceps. The Slovenian star was again without European sidekick Kristaps Porzingis, who rested his surgically repaired right knee as the Mavericks finished five games in seven days by completing their second back-to-back in that stretch.