Rockets take on Heat in penultimate pre-season game


We’re getting closer to the start of the season and with only two more pre-season games remaining, your Rockets get an interesting challenge tonight against the Miami Heat. The Rockets will be short-handed tonight as Coach Stephen Silas and Eric Gordon will be out due to COVID protocols. Jabari Smith Jr. is also on the shelf with a sprained ankle, but the Rockets get some reinforcement back in Alperen Şengün, who missed last Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to a dental procedure. For Miami, they are expected to sit many of their starters once again. Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry are among those you might notice in street clothes tonight. The Heat are optimistic that former Rocket, Victor Oladipo, makes his return tonight so that will be another thing to watch for after his short stint in Houston.