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Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics: How to watch, preview, game time

Jayson Tatum James Harden (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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With one final tune-up game left, the Houston Rockets look to build momentum going into the regular season restart with a game against the Boston Celtics.

After a subpar opening scrimmage game, the Houston Rockets showed out against Memphis on Sunday. Led by James Harden‘s 31 points in 35 minutes and 26 points from Ben McLemore, the Rockets pulled away with a 119-104 victory to give them momentum heading into their final scrimmage game against the Boston Celtics.

Both Houston and Boston are 1-1 in their scrimmage games and will be looking to head into their regular season games with winning momentum. The Rockets swept the season series against Boston before the NBA’s shutdown, with their Feb. 29th victory being one of the most exciting games in the league this season.

With this being the final scrimmage game until the Rockets continue their season against the Mavericks, I would expect Coach Mike D’Antoni to use the rotation he’s likely to stick with going forward for the remaining eight games.

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How to watch the Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets

Location: The Arena (Wide World of Sports) – Orlando, FL
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020 @ 8 PM ET
Local/Streaming: NBCSB,
Radio790 AM

Austin Rivers is not expected to be available, as he’s still undergoing quarantine procedures following a departure from the Orlando bubble. Luc Mbah a Moute likely will also not be available following his battle with COVID-19.

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The Houston Rockets are just days away from resuming their bid for championship glory, but they’ll have one final warm-up to continue figuring things out along the way.