The Houston Rockets wrap up their five-game preseason schedule tonight with a rematch against the Memphis Grizzlies. This game, at least early, is expected to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season.
Maybe not 'full minutes' but both coaches expect to go with something like their preferred rotations most of the way. https://t.co/TAnvS0wPsA— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 12, 2018
That said, the Rockets won’t be at full strength. Michael Carter-Williams, Marquese Chriss, Zhou Qi, and Nene are all out. The Rockets will get both Clint Capela and Eric Gordon back, however, for this final practice game before the real deal gets underway next week.
In addition to sharpening the rotation, there’s also the back end of the roster to worry about, with the future of guys like Vincent Edwards, Bruno Coboclo, Gary Clark, Zhou Qi and Isaiah Hartenstein still undecided. We’ll see if any of them (minus Zhou, obviously) get any significant action tonight.
Rockets.com is once again trying their hand at streaming the game, and it’s also the NBA-TV game of the night, with a 7pm CST start time.