Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat: Preview, Game Time, TV, injury report

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets will look to bounce back from a loss to the Spurs as they take on the Miami Heat on Friday in their last preseason game.

Coming off a wakeup call at home against the Spurs, the Houston Rockets will look to get back on track in one last preseason game before their season-opener on Oct. 24. Houston fell to 3-2 after a 128-114 loss to San Antonio that saw the Rockets give up 57.1 percent shooting and 58 points in the paint.

Mike D’Antoni has used the preseason to get a closer look at guys like Ben McLemore, Isaiah Hartenstein and Chris Clemons, who recently earned himself a two-way contract. Coach D’Antoni also experimented with starting Danuel House over Eric Gordon on Wednesday, which was one of the few things that went well.

The Miami Heat will be looking to win all five of their tuneup games, as they come off a 107-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday in which Jimmy Butler scored 23 points. 13th overall pick Tyler Herro has proven to be one to watch so far, leading the Heat in scoring in two of their four games.

Both teams will be looking to gain momentum heading into the regular season, which tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Here is all the information you need to know for Wednesday’s matchup in Houston:

Houston Rockets at Miami Heat  – 8 p.m. ET
AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
TV: FSSUN (Local)
Radio: 790 KBME & 740 KTRH / 850 KEYH & 101.7 F, WAXY 790 AM, WAQI 710 AM
Online Streaming: fuboTV, NBA League Pass, Rockets.com, Rockets Facebook page
Tickets: StubHub

Injury Report

Houston Rockets (via Alykhan Bijani)
Out: Nene (Adductor), Gerald Green (Left Foot Injury), Ray Spalding (Left Calf Strain)

Miami Heat (via Ira Winderman)
Out: KZ Okpala (flu), James Johnson (Conditioning), Udonis Haslem (Wrist)

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*Injury report will be updated here if and when available.