Houston Rockets (3-0) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (2-0), Oct. 23, 2017, 7 p.m. CDT
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App
Online: NBA League Pass, Rockets App
Grizzlies SBNation Blog: Grizzly Bear Blues
It’s a battle of unbeaten teams tonight, as the 3-0 Houston Rockets host the 2-0 Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center.
The Rockets will be without Chris Paul, who continues to battle a sore knee, though they did get some other good news on the injury front. Ryan Anderson, who has been dealing with a sore lower back and was questionable for tonight’s game, will be active.
Rockets F Ryan Anderson is good to go, D'Antoni said.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 23, 2017
With Paul out, the burden of carrying the team will continue to fall on James Harden. Thus far, he’s responded like he always has: brilliantly. The Beard was just named Western Conference Player of the Week for his first-week performance.
The Rockets played the Grizz in their shortened preseason schedule, handing Memphis a 101-89 defeat in Tennessee. The Rockets used their revamped defense to put the clamps down on the Memphis offense, so hopefully we’ll see some of the same here tonight in H-town.
As always, AK is on the game preview. Be sure to check it out before the game starts.