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Rockets vs. Raptors preview, betting odds, injury report, game time, TV

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets look to put a devastating loss behind them by traveling to Toronto to meet the defending NBA Champion Raptors on Thursday.

While it looks like the fiasco in San Antonio isn’t quite over yet, nevertheless, the Houston Rockets must shift their focus on Pascal Siakam and the defending champs. By now, everyone knows what happened on Tuesday against the Spurs that ultimately led to a 135-133 double-overtime loss.

While the league and Rockets’ management will ultimately sort out an egregious mistake, the team will have its own hands full with the resilient Toronto Raptors. After losing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green coming off their NBA title, Toronto was expected to take a big step back in the Eastern Conference but so far have shown no signs of doing so.

The Raptors are currently sitting at third in the East, in a virtual tie with the Boston Celtics at 15-5. After putting together an impressive seven-game winning streak, they finally came back to Earth against the Miami Heat, losing their first home game of the season.

What was supposed to be Kyle Lowry‘s triumphant return to NBA action was far from it. Lowry shot just 2-for-18 from the field against Miami, including an 0-of-11 showing from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, Houston’s point guard didn’t fare much better in his last outing, going 7-for-30 from the field and 1-for-6 from the outside. Both point guards and their teams will have a lot to prove after tough losses.

Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup:

Houston Rockets odds against Toronto Raptors

Favorite: Raptors (-2)
Over/under: 231
Moneyline: Rockets (+110), Raptors (-130)

Odds courtesy of The Action Network. Odds shown current as of 12/5 at 12 a.m. ET

Time, streaming options, ticketing

Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors – Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
TV: ATTSN-SW (Houston), TSN4 (Toronto)
Radio: 790 KBME and 740 KTRH/850 KEYH and 101.7 F (Houston), Sportsnet 590 THE FAN (Toronto)
Online streaming: fuboTV, NBA League Pass
Tickets: StubHub

Injury Report

Houston Rockets 
OUT: Eric Gordon (knee surgery), Gerald Green (foot surgery), Nene (strained adductor)
QUESTIONABLEDanuel House Jr. (illness)

Toronto Raptors
OUT: Stanley Johnson (left groin stress reaction), Patrick McCaw (left knee surgery), Matt Thomas (fractured left middle finger)

*Both reports via Jonathan Feigen

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*Injuries will be updated here if any more are reported.