NBA Friday: Stats and Facts

By Bill Simpson

Mar 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13), power forward Terrence Jones (6), point guard Patrick Beverley (2), small forward Chandler Parsons (25), and center Dwight Howard (12) on the court during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have a 17-12 road record this season, having won eight of their last 11.

The Charlotte Bobcats have already surpassed their win total for last season with 29 wins.

Mar 7, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to a call during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors have reached a similar feat, having tied their win total for last season, at 34.

Mar 7, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd reacts to a call during the second half of their 91-84 loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics surprisingly connected on all three of his three-point attempts, setting a new career high for three-pointers made.

The New York Knicks are on their first two-game winning streak since January.

Mar 7, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris (20) and power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) makes a basket the Mavericks taking the lead over the Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Trail Blazers 103-98. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves win against the Detroit Pistons tonight was their eight straight against them, marking Minny’s longest current win streak against any team; the Timberwolves have also matched their win total of last season at 31.

The Dallas Mavericks kept the Portland Trail Blazers, the league’s top offensive team, to just 10 points in the first quarter.

Mar 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) works the baseline against Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks defeat the Utah Jazz 108-81. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

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