Through 2 Quarters
Although the Houston Rockets came into the game as underdogs, they’re on track to steal the victory from the Brooklyn Nets. Houston is way out in front at halftime with a 67-54 lead over Brooklyn.
The Rockets have been riding high on the performance of shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has 17 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jae’Sean Tate’s foul situation as he currently sits at three.
Point guard James Harden (14 points) has been the top scorer for Brooklyn.
Brooklyn might be down, but they’ve been down at the end of the second quarter nine times this season and have won 67% of those games.
Brooklyn @ Houston
Current Records: Brooklyn 17-7; Houston 7-16
What to Know
The Brooklyn Nets might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 8 at Toyota Center. The Nets won’t have the home-court advantage, but they do enjoy a 3.5-point advantage in the spread.
Things were close when Brooklyn and the Dallas Mavericks clashed on Tuesday, but Brooklyn ultimately edged out the opposition 102-99. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. Brooklyn’s point guard James Harden did his thing and almost posted a triple-double on 23 points, 12 dimes, and nine boards.
A well-balanced attack led Houston over the New Orleans Pelicans every single quarter on their way to victory on Sunday. Houston came out on top against New Orleans by a score of 118-108. The Rockets can attribute much of their success to power forward Christian Wood, who shot 5-for-6 from downtown and finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, and shooting guard Eric Gordon, who had 23 points and five assists.
The Nets are now 17-7 while Houston sits at 7-16. Brooklyn is 10-6 after wins this season, Houston 5-1.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Toyota Center — Houston, TexasTV: ATTSN SouthwestOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $47.04
The Nets are a 3.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Nets as a 6.5-point favorite.
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Houston and Brooklyn both have six wins in their last 12 games.
Mar 31, 2021 – Brooklyn 120 vs. Houston 108Mar 03, 2021 – Brooklyn 132 vs. Houston 114Dec 28, 2019 – Houston 108 vs. Brooklyn 98Nov 01, 2019 – Brooklyn 123 vs. Houston 116Jan 16, 2019 – Brooklyn 145 vs. Houston 142Nov 02, 2018 – Houston 119 vs. Brooklyn 111Feb 06, 2018 – Houston 123 vs. Brooklyn 113Nov 27, 2017 – Houston 117 vs. Brooklyn 103Jan 15, 2017 – Houston 137 vs. Brooklyn 112Dec 12, 2016 – Houston 122 vs. Brooklyn 118Dec 08, 2015 – Brooklyn 110 vs. Houston 105Nov 11, 2015 – Brooklyn 106 vs. Houston 98
Injury Report for Houston
Usman Garuba: Game-Time Decision (Thigh)Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle)Kevin Porter: Out (Thigh)Jalen Green: Out (Hamstring)John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)
Injury Report for Brooklyn
LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Rest)Kevin Durant: Out (Rest)Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)Kyrie Irving: Out (Not Injury Related)