It’s time for a good ol’ fashioned Texas showdown as the Houston Rockets take on their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 9. The basketball action is heating up in the Lone Star State so click to watch every thrilling second!
The Houston Rockets will try to continue their road warrior success when they roll into the AT&T Center in scenic San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Spurs will show some southern hospitality when they welcome their Texan brothers, but the politeness will end once the game kicks off at 9:30 PM ET.
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James Harden, 27, and the Rockets have played five of their last seven games on the road, and they’ve come into this game with some momentum, having beaten the Washington Wizards, 114-106, according to Fox Sports. That momentum is essential for Houston’s victory, because they’re facing a very vulnerable San Antonio squad that’s normally unstoppable at home.
Yet, the Spurs have dropped two home games in a row this season, which would have been inconceivable a year ago. They even got blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 4, giving up 73 points by halftime. They ultimately got massacred, 116-92. OUCH! This loss is still fresh in San Antonio’s mind, and they’re making sure it doesn’t happen again.
“They got away from us in the first quarter, mainly on transition baskets when they leaked out and we didn’t get back,” Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, 25, following that loss. “But we didn’t do well on offense either. In our two losses, our defense in the first quarter has hurt us.”
The Spurs may be in store for some more pain, as the Rockets are firing off a league-high 35.3 three-point shots per game, per My San Antonio. They’re connected on 12.8% of those attempts, which is only behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will three points sink San Antonio or can the Spurs hold off the attack on their home turf?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Do you support the Spurs or are you rooting for the Rockets?