Chris Paul will be making his return to the Toyota Center as the Houston Rockets host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Monday night matchup.
There will be plenty of storylines to follow as the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Houston Rockets Monday night. After spending two seasons with Houston, veteran point guard Chris Paul will be making his first appearance at the Toyota Center since being traded for Russell Westbrook. Paul should draw cheers from the Houston crowd, as he helped lead them to 65 wins two years ago and was an injury away from possibly taking the team to the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, Westbrook will be facing his former team for the first time after an illustrious 11 seasons with the franchise. During his tenure with the Thunder, Russ was an All-Star eight times and made the NBA Finals in 2012. Westbrook already plays with emotion every night, so seeing how he comes out on Monday should be interesting.
Both teams come into the game with something to prove, as the Thunder are 1-2 on the season despite dominating the Golden State Warriors in their last outing. The Rockets have their own issues to address, as their defense and shooting haven’t been nearly what they want them to be so far.
James Harden has struggled from the field early and could use a quick start against his former team to get his game going for Houston. Mike D’Antoni‘s club will be looking to improve on some early issues and improve to 2-1 on the season.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monday night’s big game in Houston.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets – 8 p.m. ET
Toyota Center – Houston, TX
TV: FSOK, ATTSN-SW (Local)
Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC, 790 KBME & 740 KTRH / 850 KEYH & 101.7 F
Online Streaming: fuboTV
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