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Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat: Game Preview

Oct 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow (20) tries to pass as Houston Rockets power forward Montrezl Harrell (35) and shooting guard K.J. McDaniels (32) defend during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow (20) tries to pass as Houston Rockets power forward Montrezl Harrell (35) and shooting guard K.J. McDaniels (32) defend during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow (20) tries to pass as Houston Rockets power forward Montrezl Harrell (35) and shooting guard K.J. McDaniels (32) defend during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow (20) tries to pass as Houston Rockets power forward Montrezl Harrell (35) and shooting guard K.J. McDaniels (32) defend during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow (20) tries to pass as Houston Rockets power forward Montrezl Harrell (35) and shooting guard K.J. McDaniels (32) defend during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets looking for revenge against Miami

“Next time Gadget!” These are the words I expected James Harden and the Houston Rockets muttered as they left Florida with a loss. Or maybe it was just me that was left sitting in my chair like Dr. Claw after their last match up. These Miami Heat snuck up on us and gave us work. It came out of nowhere and the surprise rolled on as the Heat kept winning to the tune of a 13 game win streak. But, now they travel to Houston and take on a rested Rockets team.

Tonight’s game will be Houston’s fourth game in 12 days. A stark contrast to the beginning of the season and the grueling schedule the Rockets had to fight through. Initially, the wins came pouring in, but like all good things, it eventually came to an end. The losses were hard-fought, but the fatigue had set in. However, the Rockets have seemed to right the ship and are on a current four game win streak.

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Meanwhile, after their impressive win streak, Miami has dropped its last two. And this is despite Dragic’s improved play. Against Philly, he finished with 30 points (fifth 30 point game of season), 5 boards, 2 assists, and 2 steals in the loss. But, the Heat are still missing key players and will likely limp into All Star weekend.

Houston will host Miami this evening at the Toyota Center and then get an extended lay off. The Rockets next game isn’t until late next week against the Pelicans. This rest will help our veterans heal and I fully expect our guys to come out firing after the festivities this weekend.

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Tip off for tonight’s contest is at 7PM and can be seen on RTSW. As always, let’s go Red Nation.

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