Fixture: Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2:00 PM ET (7:00 PM GMT)
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Rockets vs Pelicans: Preview
19-year old Zion Williamson will try to show his talent once again when New Orleans Pelicans travel to Houston.
Williamson will face the likes of James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Sunday. Both Westbrook and Harden have been in decent form. Harden, in fact, has been in a great scoring form.
In his previous game, Harden finished with an impressive 35 points and 16 rebounds. Houston won the game against Dallas Mavericks 128-121 as they made 21 3-pointers to the Mavericks’ 14.
The Pelicans will have to be very about their opponents’ threat from beyond the arc. They will look to go with their strength in their young players. The likes of Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday have been rejuvenated with the arrival of Zion Williamson.
In their previous game, Holiday registered 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists as they went k to win the game against the Grizzlies. The Pelicans have won their last three games. With their improving performances, the Pelicans would believe they have an outside chance of making it to the playoffs. They are currently 12th in the Western Conference with four wins less than Grizzlies who are occupying the last playoff spot.
Injury updates & team news
Injuries: Clint Capela (Heel)- Out, Nene (Hip)- Out, Gerald Green (Foot)- Out
New Orleans Pelicans-
Injuries: Kenrich Williams (Back)- Out, Darius Miller (Achilles)- Out
Rockets vs Pelicans: Predictions
Led by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the Rockets have looked a strong outfit this season. Although the Pelicans seem to be improving since the Zion joined them, it wouldn’t be straightforward for them to beat the Rockets on Sunday.