Houston hosts Oklahoma City in conference battle

Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (0-1, fifth in the Western Conference)

Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes Houston and Oklahoma City square off on Friday.

Houston went 11-31 in Western Conference action and 9-27 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Rockets averaged 7.6 steals, 5.0 blocks and 14.2 turnovers per game last season.

Oklahoma City went 22-50 overall and 12-30 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Thunder averaged 105.0 points per game last season, 47.7 in the paint, 14.2 off of turnovers and 9.2 on fast breaks.

INJURIES: Rockets: Danuel House Jr.: out (personal), Garrison Mathews: out (not with team).

Thunder: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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