The Rockets have won damn near every game they’ve played since they’ve been healthy. In the last month, the Blazers have won every game they’ve played.
The Rockets are on the road in front of maybe the toughest crowd in the NBA. The Rockets are the best road team in the NBA.
Something’s got to give.
This is the biggest game the Rockets have left. A win tonight, with more Warriors games this week without any of their three best players, essentially ices the No. 1 seed in the West, and reasserts their dominance over the creeping narrative that the Blazers have a shot to challenge them. A loss, and that narrative can grow and the Blazers have a chance to overtake the Rockets’ 17-gamer for the longest win streak of the season.
If you’re in Houston, lucky you! You can listen to Craig and Bull on the call on AT&T Sportsnet. The out-of-town folks like myself are stuck with TNT’s Player’s Only broadcast, maybe the most malicious thing the NBA has ever done to its fans. KILL IT PLEASE.
The game starts at roughly 9:40 p.m. local time. Get ready, it’s gonna be a good one.