Fixture: Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings
Date & Time: Monday December 9, 2019, 8:00 PM ET (Tuesday, 1:00 AM GMT)
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston
Kings’ high aspirations at the start of the season have taken a hit with injuries to Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox. The duo hasn’t been in action since October 23. They might have lost five out of their last seven games, but their two wins coming two teams in the top of the Western Conference would have given them a huge boost of confidence. They had beaten Denver Nuggets at home before beating Dallas Mavericks away. The Kings currently sit 10th in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 9-13.
The Rockets, meanwhile, sit fourth in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 15-7. After a loss in Over Time to San Antonio Spurs, the Rockets have bounced back with two consecutive wins against Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns. They will be coming into Monday’s game looking to extend their winnings streak to three games.
Injury updates & team news-
Injuries: Tyson Chandler (Illness)- Doubtful, Nene (Hip)- Out, Eric Gordon (Knee)- Out, Gerald Green (Foot)- Out
Expected starting line up: James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Danuel House, PF Tucker, Clint Capela
Injuries: Marvin Bagley III (Thumb)- Out, De’Aaron Fox (Ankle)- Out
Expected starting line up: Corey Joseph, Buddy Hield, Nemanja Bjelica, Harrison Barnes, Rachaun Holmes
Russell Westbrook got his first triple double in the last game after quite a while. If he and James Harden have finally found a way to be productive together, it doesn’t seem to be the best of news of the other teams around. The duo will be looking forward to have a good night against the Kings on Monday.
As for the Kings, Buddy Hield will be looking to continue his good season so far. However, it will be difficult for the Kings to get past a strong looking Rockets side.