The Houston Rockets square off against the Miami Heat Feb. 2, but they’re going to be at a serious disadvantage without their superstar center Dwight Howard, who just got suspended for swiping a ref’s arm during a recent game.
This should be interesting! The Houston Rockets will be heading in to a fierce match with the Miami Heat without their star center Dwight Howard, who got handed down a suspension without pay for the big game for swiping the arm of an official in their Jan. 30 loss to the Washington Wizards. We’ve got all your details about how to watch the big matchup LIVE as well as Rockets’ star James Harden‘s reaction to the news.
“It’s tough, but we got to figure it out,” the Rockets top scorer James told ESPN. “Clint [Capela] has to be ready, I think he’s dealing with a leg injury [thigh contusion] so we got to figure it out. That’s what we’ve been trying to do all year.” CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THE MIAMI HEAT VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS MATCHUP.
The Rockets are dealing with three straight losses and are looking to break their losing streak against a red-hot Miami team who have won four straight heading into their game, which has led them back into first place in the Southeast Division. If the Rockets continue their losing ways, they could be in danger of missing the playoffs with their 25-25 record, which puts them down in seventh place in the NBA Eastern Conference.
The first time the two teams met this season on Nov. 1 2015, the Heat came away with a dominant 109-89 victory, but they’ve lost their last two regular season visits to Houston at the Toyota Center and are looking to break that streak.
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching the Rockets versus Heat match-up?