When/the place: 7 p.m. Tuesday/AT&T Middle
TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/790-AM; Spanish: 850 AM/101.7 FM
Up to now: Rockets 13-6, Spurs 7-14
Currently: The Rockets gained their previous two video games however have misplaced their previous two video games on the street. The Spurs went from maybe their greatest efficiency of the season, beating the Clippers at residence, to one in every of their worst, getting blown out in Detroit
Scouting the Rockets: The Rockets are tied with the Milwaukee Bucks in scoring and rank second, behind the Dallas Mavericks, in offensive score … They lead the NBA in 3-pointers made and tried per recreation, however rank 25th in 3-point proportion … Middle Clint Capela has missed 4 of the Rockets’ previous eight video games due to harm or sickness, however has had no less than 19 rebounds in every of the previous seven video games he has performed … Rockets guard Russell Westbrook has made 45.9 p.c of his photographs previously 4 video games after making 31.5 p.c in his earlier 4 video games. Previously three video games he has tried simply eight 3-pointers. He had averaged 9 tried 3s within the earlier three video games … James Harden’s 739 factors are most by means of the primary 19 video games of a season since Wilt Chamberlain in 1962-63. He averaged 37 factors per recreation towards the Spurs final season … Danuel Home would miss a sixth recreation previously 10 due to harm or sickness.
Scouting the Spurs: The Spurs haven’t gained consecutive video games since a 4-1 begin, going 3-13 since … The Spurs rank 26th in defensive score … The Spurs commit the third-fewest turnovers and permit the second-fewest factors off turnovers within the NBA … DeMar DeRozan has scored no less than 20 factors in seven-consecutive video games. He’s the one Spurs participant to have scored in double-figures in each recreation this season and one in every of seven gamers within the NBA averaging 21 factors, 4.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds … Rudy Homosexual performed his 900th profession recreation on Sunday. He and LeBron James are the one NBA gamers with 15,000 factors, 5,000 rebounds, 1,000 steals and 500 blocked photographs since Homosexual’s rookie 12 months, 2006-07.
Rockets: Ahead Danuel Home Jr. (sickness) is uncertain. Guards Eric Gordon (proper knee surgical procedure) and Gerald Inexperienced (left foot surgical procedure) and heart Nene (strained adductor) are out.
Spurs: Ahead/heart LaMarcus Aldridge (proper thigh soreness) is questionable.
By the numbers
25 – 3-pointers made by the Rockets on Saturday, virtually as many because the Spurs try (25.7) per recreation. It was their fifth recreation previously two seasons with no less than 25 3s in a recreation. Just one different workforce has ever made 25 3-pointers in a recreation.
Wanting forward: Rockets at Raptors, Thursday. Spurs vs. Kings, Friday.