Jeremy Lin’s Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks: Watch Live TV Stream For Free; Preview

By Melissa Siegel, Posted: 12/08/12 11:13AM EST

Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets face the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. The game will be broadcast live locally at 8 p.m. ET, and you can also watch a live TV stream online for free here.

The Houston Rockets dropped back down to .500 after a loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. The Spurs led by as much as 33 points in the contest.

James Harden led the Rockets offensively during the game, scoring 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting. However, the rest of the squad struggled from the field, making just 34 percent of their shots according to Jeremy Lin contributed to this offensive struggle, scoring just four points in 26 minutes of play.

The scoring struggles are nothing new for Lin this year. As we previously reported, Lin had the lowest shooting percentage of any starting guard in the NBA just a few weeks ago.

The Spurs loss was a familiar story for the Rockets, who dropped their sixth straight road game of the season. Each of Houston's last two losses away from the Toyota Center have been by 22 points.

However, tonight Houston returns home, where the team has been dominant of late. The Rockets have won six straight games in Houston, including a two-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.  Houston has scored 100 points or more in five of those six contests.

The Mavericks, meanwhile, are a game within .500 after a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The win helped Dallas rebound from four losses in a five-game stretch, including a 22-point defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. O.J. Mayo led Dallas with 23 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 34 seconds remaining.

However, Dallas suffered two key injuries in that contest. Center Chris Kaman and guard Shawn Marion each left the Suns contest, and their status for Saturday night's game is unknown. Both are listed as questionable for the game, according to CBS Sports.

This comes on top of the injury to All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who has missed the entire season after undergoing knee surgery in October. The forward initially targeted being back on the court by mid-December, but the Dallas Morning News reported earlier this week that this is looking less likely. Instead, he is not expected to return until late December or January at the earliest.

Dallas has won seven straight regular-season games against the Rockets, including a season sweep of the series last season.  In their most recent matchup, Dallas won by seven thanks to 35 points from Nowitzki. Thirty-one of those points came in the second half.



© 2016 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


New England Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo to Cleveland Browns After RG3 Injury?

Jimmy Garoppolo performed well for the New England Patriots in Week 1, but his time as a starter mig... more

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Returning Against Indianapolis Colts

The Denver Broncos may be getting a big shot in the arm if reports are true that wide receiver Demar... more

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Signing Geno Smith To Replace Robert Griffin III

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very precarious position following the untimely injury to ... more

MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

Imminent Blockbuster Trade seems to be a done deal for Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Brewers' Ryan Braun more

MLB Standings & Playoff Race: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Fear the LA Dodgers

The return of Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw should put a scare on the Chicago Cubs' magical seaso... more

Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade ru... more

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh, Build Around Hassan Whiteside

The likelihood of Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh of leaving the team is getting bigger, as possible t... more

WWE No Mercy 2016 Latest News: AJ Styles vs. John Cena Revived, Dean Ambrose the Odd Man Out?

AJ Styles will put the WWE heavyweight title on the line at No Mercy in a Triple Threat match which ... more

Real Time Analytics