The Houston Rockets will try to win the season series with the San Antonio Spurs for the first time since 1996-97 by snapping a four-game losing streak playing in the SBC Center. The Rockets will try to also rebound from their 12-point loss to the Timberwolves where they witnessed Michael Beasley put up 34 points on their wings.
The Rockets need to chase all the Spurs’ swingmen, as evidenced by Michael Beasley’s 34-point attack last night that included 12 trips to the charity stripe. Martin will be expected to outperform Leonard scoring-wise but cannot afford to be a slouch defensively.
Can the Rockets get their winning momentum back? It'll be tough against their divisional foe, but remaining a fixture at the top of the standings will be key to keeping the young Rockets focused for the future.
Game date/time: Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
TV: FSN Houston
Radio: 610am and 850am
Odds: Spurs -5.5, Over/Under 196
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband