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These sides met in the 1st round of playoffs where the Rockets knocked out the Thunder.
The Houston Rockets will welcome Oklahoma City Thunder at the Toyota Center to tip-off their new NBA season. The Rockets had a torrid offseason with their star guard Russell Westbrook leaving for the Washington Wizards. James Harden’s situation is still unclear.
They have new faces in John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins who featured in the NBA Preseason and performed really well. The Rockets won 3/4 of the preseason games.
As for the Thunder, they have acquired a lot of draft picks in the offseason. They have traded almost everyone except Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Match Details: Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Time: 06:30 A.M. (IST)
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston
NBA 2020-21: Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Match Preview
Match Preview – Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets had a 44-28 record in the last season. Although, they were knocked out in the Western Conference Semi-Finals by the LA Lakers.
They will be without the services of their star guard Russell Westbrook, coach Mike D’Antoni, and general manager Daryl Morey. They promoted their assistant coach Stephen Silas.
In the NBA offseason, they added John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Christian Wood.
The Rockets had the smallest difference between their winning percentage against the 17 teams under .500 (26-15, .634) and their winning percentage against the 13 teams with winning records (18-13, .581).
Match Preview – Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder is under a serious rebuilding phase. Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steve Adams, and Danilo Gallinari all have left the franchise in the offseason. They have traded them for a high number of draft picks.
They added George Hill and Al Horford. In the last season, they had a good record of 44-28 but were knocked out in the 1st round of the playoffs by the Rockets.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains the only player in their usual starting 5. He played just 135 minutes with neither Chris Paul nor Dennis Schroder on the floor last season, and the Thunder were outscored by 13.6 points per 100 possessions in those 135 minutes.
NBA TV coverage: Rockets vs Thunder live in NBA regular season
NBA games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT.
NBA Live streaming: Rockets vs Thunder NBA Live Streaming
Every game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN’s digital platforms.
Houston Rockets possible starting 5:
John Wall, James Harden, Danunel House, P.J. Tucker, DeMarcus Cousins
Oklahoma City Thunder possible starting 5:
George Hill, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Mike Muscala, Darius Bazley, Al Horford
NBA 2020-21 Schedule: The tentative NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs