This will be the tenth time the Rockets have played on Christmas Day, and the fourth time since 2012, the year James Harden joined the Rockets. This is the Thunder’s eighth straight Christmas Day game, dating back all the way to 2010.
It is not much of a surprise that the Rockets scored a Christmas game, however the timing of it is very interesting. The Houston Texans also are playing on Christmas Day against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 3:30 CT. The Rockets and the Thunder play at 7 CT the same day. It should be an action-packed Monday with a full-on battle between the Beard and the Brodie.
I know what I’m doing Christmas Day!