Scout­ing re­port: At Dal­las

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When/where: 5 p.m. to­day; Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter. TV/ra­dio: ATTSW; 790 AM, 850 AM (Span­ish), 101.7 FM (Span­ish).

Rock­ets (11-13) up­date: They have won their last four games at Dal­las. … The Rock­ets have lost seven of their last nine 9 road games as they com­plete a three-game road trip. … The Rock­ets are 10-2 when lead­ing af­ter three quar­ters and 1-11 when trail­ing. … The Rock­ets have been the fourth-best team in of­fen­sive rat­ing in the first quar­ter this sea­son and the fourth-worst in the fourth quar­ter. … For­ward P.J. Tucker has made one of nine shots in the first two games of the road trip. He had made seven of 12 at­tempts in the pre­vi­ous two games. … James Har­den’s two as­sists against Utah on Thurs­day were his fewest of the sea­son af­ter av­er­ag­ing 10.3 in his pre­vi­ous nine games. He had 25 points, 17 as­sists, 11 re­bounds and six steals in the first game against the Mav­er­icks. … Against the Jazz, cen­ter Clint Capela got nine of his 10 re­bounds on the of­fen­sive boards. He ranks third in the NBA in of­fen­sive re­bounds per game. … Cen­ter Mar­quese Chriss (sprained left an­kle), guard Bran­don Knight (knee re­hab) and cen­ter Zhou Qi (sprained left an­kle) are out.

Mav­er­icks (12-11) up­date: Their win at Toy­ota Cen­ter last month snapped an eight-game los­ing streak to the Rock­ets. … The Mav­er­icks are 10-2 at home this sea­son. … In the vic­tory at Hous­ton, Devin Harris be­came the first player to score at least 20 points with four as­sists in 15 or fewer min­utes off the bench. Guard J.J. Barea be­came the first re­serve to score at least 10 points with 12 as­sists in 18 or fewer min­utes. … With DeAn­dre Jor­dan av­er­ag­ing 13.5 re­bounds per game, rank­ing third in the NBA, the Mav­er­icks rank fourth in the NBA in de­fen­sive re­bound­ing per­cent­age … Maxi Kle­ber (left great toe sprain) and Den­nis Smith Jr. (right wrist sprain) are doubt­ful. Salah Me­jri (right el­bow strain) is probable. Dirk Now­itzki (left an­kle surgery) is out. Sta­tis­ti­cally speak­ing: 47 — games last sea­son be­fore the Rock­ets had 13 losses.

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