Spurs prepare to host Rockets
It’s a Texas team matchup tonight as the San Antonio Spurs host the Houston Rockets.
Unfortunately for the Spurs, the Rockets are hoisting a league-high 35.3 three-pointers per game, which is 14 more than the Spurs. They’re connecting on 12.8 of those attempts, second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs, on the other hand, have given up 35 three-pointers over the last three games.
The team from San Antonio is having a tough time coming together on defense. Injuries to and rest days for key Spurs players haven’t helped the team unite. They’re also coming off an ugly 116-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard, who leads San Antonio in scoring, only had 14 points – less than half his average – in that game.
Of course, the Rockets haven’t been great on defense either. They’re just scoring like mad men – easy to do when you’ve got James Harden as point guard – and beating their opponents with a deluge of points. They’re also coming off wins in two of their last three games, so they’ve got some momentum there. The Spurs, of course, have to regain the momentum they had at the start of the season.
The Spurs’ Tony Parker is out again tonight with a knee injury. Danny Green will play, after missing the beginning of the season due to injury.
The Rockets’ Patrick Beverley is out with a knee injury until mid- to late November.