Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, August 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Wide Wide Wide Wide World of Sports Complex
TV: TNT, AT&T SportsNet
Online: Rockets App
Thunder SB Nation Blog: Welcome to Loud City
Projected Starting Lineups
Rockets: James Harden, Eric Gordon, Danuel House Jr. Robert Covington, P.J. Tucker
Thunder: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams
Yes it’s the glamour spot for CST cities, set up perfectly for almost no one who lives in OKC or Houston to be able to watch. But it’s not on NBAtv!
Let’s see what happens this time, if the Rockets are allowed to play defense, if OKC has hot shooting, if another announcer will simply make up rules of basketball to spite the Rockets.
What the Rockets need is some shooting consistency, or even better, “progression to the mean” from their top offensive threats James Harden and Eric Gordon. Those two shooting decently probably puts a game out of reach for OKC. If that doesn’t happen, the Rockets need defense, a lot of it.
This poll is closed
Luka, always Luka.