The Rockets will want to move on from a 123-137 loss at home to the Mavs in which Clint Capela had 21 points (10-of-16 FG), and 22 rebounds. James Harden contributed 32 points (11-of-24 from the field), 11 assists and 9 rebounds. The Heat are coming off a 117-100 home win over the Charlotte Hornets. Kelly Olynyk had 15 points (5-of-8 shooting) and 16 rebounds.
Both are expected to be mostly healthy. The Rockets will try to disrupt the Heat’s strong passing game (ranked No. 8 in the league in assists). Houston lost the last matchup between the two. Miami, meantime, will attempt to ride their momentum with four wins in their last five.
The Rockets have won just two of their previous five. The Heat are coming of a back to back, whereas the Houston had three days to rest. The Rockets have games at home vs ATL, away vs SAS, and away vs TOR coming up.