It’s like a half back-to-back today, with the Rockets playing at home at 2:30 p.m. after finishing up a road game in New Orleans close to midnight local time Friday night.
The loss to the Pelicans was Houston’s first with James Harden, Chris Paul and Clint Capela all active. The Rockets were aware of this streak, the fed off it. Confidence is a huge part of high-level basketball.
Today, the Rockets should still have confidence. The Phoenix Suns are not particularly good, and the Rockets are. That’s good, because after the last two days, the Rockets find themselves 4.5 games back of the Warriors. The top seed in the West is fading away from the Rockets fast. Every game matters.
This one is on ATTSW locally, and on NBATV nationally. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. CT.