San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
facebooktwitterreddit

The San Antonio Spurs take on the Houston Rockets on Friday night at the Toyota Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on NBATV. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is third matchup out of four games between the two teams. The Spurs won two of the three match-ups. The Spurs won the most recent matchup on Wednesday 110-98. Tony Parker went for 27 points in the win.

How will the Spurs fare against the Rockets? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 21-18 on the road and 53-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off their win against Houston on Wednesday.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are 28-10 at home and 53-25 overall. The Rockets are coming off their loss against San Antonio.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Tiago Splitter– Tiago Splitter is out with a tight right calf.

Houston Rockets

Dontas Motiejunas- Dontas Motiejunas is questionable with a back injury.

Keys to Beating Rockets

-Limit Threes

With the exception of Dwight Howard every Rockets player can shoot the three basically. The Rockets take 33 threes a contest which easily leads the league. If they get going it will be a long night for the Spurs.

-Stop James Harden

The Spurs did a terrific job in containing James Harden on Wednesday. Harden finished with 22 points on 6-15 from the field. He is averaging 27.6 points, 6.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds this season.

Prediction

98. 29. . 103. 169

The Rockets are terrific at home and they will correct some issues they had on Wednesday and pick up a key win.

Next: Who the Spurs Should Draft With Their First Round Selection?

facebooktwitterreddit