The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers will be meeting in Honolulu, HI for a preseason matchup on Friday, Oct. 4 at 1 a.m. ET
Diehard Houston Rockets fans will have to adjust their internal clocks if they want to catch the next three preseason games live. The next three games for Clutch City will all be far away from the Toyota Center as the team starts with a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers Friday morning at 1 a.m. ET.
The Rockets come off a dominant 140-71 victory over the Shanghai Sharks and will surely be facing a tougher test with a clash against one of the new favorites to come out of the Western Conference. Houston will look to build off an impressive team win that saw promising contributions from new faces like Chris Clemons and Ben McLemore.
While Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard will both be sitting out of the early preseason contest there is still plenty to look forward to as the Rockets take the floor for the second time. Here is all the important information you need for the late-night contest.
Injury ReportHouston Rockets (via Alykhan Bijani)Out: Anthony Bennett (Left Knee Soreness), Michael Frazier (Right Ankle Sprain), Nene (Adductor), Russell Westbrook (Scheduled Rehabilitation), Danuel House (cut leg during fall in practice)Returning: Shamorie Ponds (previously had quad contusion)
Los Angeles Clippers
More injury updates will be made here if and when available.
*Update: Per Jonathan Feigen on Twitter: Danuel House Jr. needed three stitches after a fall at practice on Wednesday opened a cut on his leg. He will sit out Friday vs. the Clippers but is expected to play in Tokyo next week.