The “HOT” Houston Rockets will face the New York Knicks tonight at Toyota Center.
The Rockets are on FIRE winning 9 of their last 10 games. Their current record is 14-4 and they have the No. 1 record in the Western Conference.
On the other hand, the Knicks are 10-8 after losing to the Hawks on Friday night.
For Houston, James Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 31.1 points per game; while Porzingis leads the NBA with 2.29 blocks per game.
Harden also leads in assists for the league with 9.8 per game. While Clint Capela leads the NBA in field goal percentage at 67.5 percent.
In addition, the last time the Houston Rockets played the Knicks, Chris Paul was out. That night the final score was 119-97.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 24, 2017
Let’s take a look at the injuries that may affect the game.
Houston Rockets: Ryan Anderson has been dealing with an illness, however, he is expected to play tonight.
Eric Gordon was sidelined on Wednesday with a calf injury. He did return to practice yesterday, therefore, it can be assumed that he should be available tonight. Gordon will more than likely play but limited minutes.
New York Knicks: Enes Kanter is still questionable for tonight’s game. He has been suffering from back spasms that also kept him out of last night’s game. Kanter is more than likely out for the night.
Kanter being out is a big loss for the Knicks.
Joakim Noah is also out for the Knicks with an illness. He did not travel with the team for their two-game road trip.
Who will take the floor first tonight?
F – Ryan Anderson
F – Trevor Ariza
G – James Harden
G – Chris Paul
C – Clint Capela
New York Knicks:
G- Jarrett Jack
G- Courtney Lee
F – Tim Hardaway Jr.
F – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Kyle O’Quinn
So, could the score be even higher tonight with CP3 back and Kanter out?
CP3 has really been an asset for the Houston Rockets out on the court since he has returned. While Kanter has been a huge contributor to the Knicks especially since he leads the team in rebounds and field goal percentage.
Therefore, we can predict that the Rockets will be on fire once again and finish with a “HOT” win!
Tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m. to check it out!