James Harden is looking to light a fire under his struggling Houston Rockets. Will the Rockets soar when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 29, or will they crash and burn? This game is going to be good and HollywoodLife.com wants you to watch every second!
Welcome back, James Harden. The 26-year-old star player for the Houston Rockets got his NBA start with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now, James will face his former team at a time when both squads are thirsty for a win.
There’s going to be plenty of noise when the Rockets roar into Oklahoma City on Jan. 29 to face the Thunder on their home turf. The action might just blow the roof off the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game kicks off at 8 P.M. EST, so be ready for every thrilling moment of this matchup!
In order to catch the game, you’ll have to watch it on NBA TV. You can also see the game via NBA League Pass. You can sign up for that by clicking here. However, according to NBA League Pass, “In-market games will be available for purchase 72 hours after completion while nationally televised games will be available for purchase 3 hours after completion.”
James must be feeling great going into the game. Though he didn’t make the starting lineup for the NBA All-Star game, he was named to the reserves team. He’ll play for the Western Conference team, along with his rival, Steph Curry, 27, — will these two be able to play nice during this important game.
Hopefully, the good news will help get the Rockets back to their winning games. They’re currently 25-23, according to News 9, despite winning nine out of the past 13 games. After a horrible start to the season, coach Kevin McHale was fired. Yikes! The Rockets still need to get their defensive game together, as they’re 27th in the league.
This won’t be a happy homecoming for James, who spent the first three years of his NBA career playing for Oklahoma City. “It’s been four years [since he was traded to Houston], so the emotions aren’t really there for me anymore,” James said, according to Fox Sports. “Now it’s just about doing whatever it takes to get a win. They’re playing well right now. It’s just another game for us.”
It may be more than “just another game.” Houston got absolutely spanked by the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 27, as the Spurs won 130-99. The Rockets could use the ego boost and will likely get it. Houston has beaten the Thunder for five straight meetings, according to Yahoo Sports. Still, could the Thunder steal Houston’s thunder and finally score a long-needed victory over their rivals?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder?