GAME PREVIEW: 5 Things You Should Know About Clippers vs. Mavs Game 3

LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks - Game 3
  1. Last Matchup:  4/23/2024 | LAC 93 – DAL 96 | L. Doncic: 32 PTS – George/Harden 22 PTS
  2. When tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven playoff series, the Mavericks have a 6-1 (.857) series record when winning Game 3 versus a 2-7 (.222) mark when they lose.
  3. Two players in NBA history have averaged 30.0+ points on 50/40/90 shooting splits over a 15-game road span during the playoffs – Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. Leonards’ last 15 road games have him at 31.7 points on 54.2/47.0/90.2 splits (excludes bubble).
  4. Paul George has made a three-pointer in 39 straight postseason games, tied with CJ McCollum for the longest active streak and tied for fourth longest in NBA history. He also has 21 straight playoff games with 20+ points, the second-longest active streak behind Nikola Jokic (22).
  5. Ivica Zubac has scored 30.3% (10/33) of his points off second-chance opportunities this postseason, the highest rate in the NBA (min. 25 points). His nine offensive rebounds are tied for the second most by a Clipper through his first two games of a playoff run in the last 40 years (1992 Ken Norman – 12).
  6. BONUS: James Harden is looking to become the first player to record 20+ points and 8+ assists in each of his first three career playoff games with a team since Jason Kid did so with the Nets in 2002.