Houston Rockets (16-14) vs Miami Heat (13-16) Live | NBA Basketball on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm in American Airlines Arena.
The Houston Rockets seem to have regained their identity after a hectic start to the season. Houston tied his season record with five consecutive wins in Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat and posted a record 26 points in the NBA in a 136-118 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
James Harden equalized six points, Chris Paul buried five and Eric Gordon and Gerald Green scored four in Houston’s record performance against the Wizards. Michael Carter-Williams reached 26th place with 30.3 seconds to overcome the mark set by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who scored 25 goals against the Atlanta Hawks on March 3, 2017. The Heat have won two consecutive games and six of their own. New since they came back from a slow start. On Wednesday in Miami, game creator Goran Dragic underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. He should be out for two months.
TV: 8 pm ET, TNT, AT & T SportsNet Southwest (Houston)
Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat: Odds Line
The Line: Miami Heat +3 — Over/Under: 208.5
Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat: News
THE ROCKETS (16-14):
Houston had three games under .500 to 25, but he quickly jumped, crowned by a stellar shootout against Washington. “We had games in which we reached a lot of 3,” Paul told reporters after the victory. “I did not know we had so many until the fans started singing” three “every time we got the ball.” The match against Miami is the only game on the road during a six-game series and the Rockets have only 7-9 in away games.
THE HEAT (13-16):
Dragic could only play 14 of the 29 games because of his embarrassing right knee and a previous absence after draining his knee did not solve the problem. Dragic, who has averaged 15.3 points and 4.9 assists, missed the last three games before undergoing the procedure. “We are happy there is a solution now,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters. “It was frustrating for him and for all parties, trying to understand what was happening, Goran is as dedicated as anyone, so he was in the building doing the treatment day and night.” As I wanted, he pressed all the way until he understood that it would not improve, and we chose this solution. ”
Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat: Betting
- The Rockets’ victory in Miami last season was only the second of the last nine visits.
- Heat GS, Josh Richardson (hip) and Tyler Johnson (a migraine) are likely for Thursday’s game, while Justice Winslow (ankle) from SF is questionable.
- Houston F James Ennis (hamstring) should miss his fifth straight game.
Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat: Predictions
Heat 115, Rockets 111