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Rockets Vs Thunder August 24 Gamethread

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It’s time for another mid-afternoon game!

Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three
More slam, less clank, please.
Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

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

Radio: SportsTalk790

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.

Poll

Today’s Winner?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Rockets
    (21 votes)
  • 39%
    Thunder
    (39 votes)
  • 39%
    Luka, always Luka.
    (39 votes)
99 votes total Vote Now