Monday, February 10, 2014
A by-the-numbers look at Mavs' 5-game win streak
By Tim MacMahon
The Mavericks have their first five-game winning streak since February 2012. A look at some of the most eye-popping statistics during the streak:
13.6: Average margin of victory, including four consecutive double-digit victories. The Mavs’ average point differential for the season has been boosted to plus-2.5, which is still the lowest among the West’s top eight teams.
109.0: Points per game scored by the Mavs. The Portland Trail Blazers lead the NBA in scoring this season with 108.0 points per game.
9.8: Turnovers committed per game, dropping the Mavs' season average to 13.5. That's the most significant change in the Mavs' offensive stats over the last five games.
6.2: Average rebounding edge for the Mavs, a stunning number for a team that still ranks 26th in the league in rebounding margin (minus-3.0 per game). The Oklahoma City Thunder lead the NBA in rebounding margin (plus-5.0) this season.
56.8/52.4/93.3: Dirk Nowitzki’s shooting percentages (field goals/3-pointers/free throws) during the streak, when he has averaged 24.6 points per game.
89: Points the Mavs have outscored their opponents by during Vince Carter’s 118 minutes. That’s an average plus-minus of plus-17.8. Wright (plus-10.2) also has a double-digit average plus-minus during the streak.
97-157: Combined record of the Mavs’ last five foes. The Grizzlies are the only opponent with a winning record that the Mavs have faced during the winning streak.