Memphis Grizzlies (1-0, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (0-1, 12th in the Western Conference)
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rockets -6.5; over/under is 232.5
BOTTOM LINE: Memphis visits the Houston Rockets after the Grizzlies took down the New York Knicks 115-112 in overtime.
Houston went 20-62 overall and 11-41 in Western Conference play a season ago. The Rockets averaged 109.7 points per game last season, 17.5 from the free throw line and 40.5 from 3-point range.
Memphis finished 6-6 overall and 11-5 in Southwest Division play during the 2021-22 season. The Grizzlies shot 43.5% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point range last season.
INJURIES: Rockets: Daishen Nix: day to day (lower back), TyTy Washington Jr.: out (knee), Jae'Sean Tate: out (ankle).
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: day to day (thigh), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (foot), Danny Green: out (knee), Ziaire Williams: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.