The Houston Rockets are going for their 3rd straight win against Miami Heat.
The Rockets had a sensational win against Warriors (37-10). Wins against the Warriors are always extra sweet. With that victory, the Rockets are now 32-12 and are leading the Southwest Division.
Other weapons, such as Clint Capela, will need to be on the top of his game defensively.
Eric Gordon, who had a rough game on Saturday is due for a big game. He was 0-for-9 from deep, which will not suffice when facing the Heat.
Miami is hot though. The team is coming off a one point comeback victory against the Hornets. And in their last 10 matchups, Miami has only lost two games.
However, Wayne Ellington will likely get many open looks coming off of screens. Ellington scored 26 points against Charlotte and was 6-of-10 from downtown.
HEALTHY! Yes, the Rockets are completely healthy and every rotational player is expected to to be available for tonight’s game.
On the other hand, the Heat announced this morning that Tyler Johnson (left ankle) and Goran Dragic (knee) are out for tonight’s game. Dragic is the Heat’s leading scorer with 17.3 points per game and he leads the team in assists.
Dion Waiters (ankle) is also out, as he is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery.
Where to watch
This match-up will air on NBA TV at 7:00 p.m. C.T tonight!