Houston Rockets will look to get their act together and rebuild their falling campaign when they play host to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at the Toyota Center.
Houston Rockets find themselves in a spot of bother already with just 4 wins from 10 games so far this season. Inconsistency has marred them big time as they fail to build on a positive result and succumb to a defeat soon after. They will play the San Antonio Spurs before this game and will hope to take on the Pacers with a positive intent tomorrow without any fatigue.
For Indiana Pacers, a win is a must to stay where they are in the points table. With an 8-5 record in the regular season, Indiana Pacers are currently fourth in Eastern Conference Points Table. A win will keep them where they are at least and help them keep up with the other three.
Match Timing: 07:00 AM IST, Monday, November 2018
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Brandon Knight will for sure miss out tomorrow’s fixture for the Rockets against the Pacers while a final call on Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario, and Michael Carter-Williams will be taken only after the game against San Antonio Spurs.
Indiana Pacers have a 100% fit record and will travel to Texas with a full strength squad. The lineup might change a little though as a tactical move to counter Houston Rockets.
James Harden has led the way for Houston Rockets in whatever little success they have had this season. Despite not being in the best of his form, his average of 26.6 points per game is still more than the career average of many top names including his own self. He’ll look to better himself and give the Rockets a taste of victory again tomorrow.
Chris Paul is playing the perfect second fiddle to James Harden and has been clinical with his defence and forward movements. He will be pivotal if Rockets are to get the better of Pacers tomorrow.
Victor Oladipo is Pacers’ wrecker-in-chief this season averaging 23.9 points per game and is also clinical with his defences and rebounds. He will be the man who can dismantle the Rockets tomorrow.
Domantas Sabonis is interestingly the only other consistent performer for the Pacers. Others have not clicked in tandem which has made Sabonis look much more impressive. He too will have a telling performance tomorrow against the Rockets.
Down the line, up the table, is the only hope both teams will have going into this crucial tie. Houston will have the home advantage and have already defeated the Pacers on their previous meeting a few weeks ago. Our prediction sees the Houston Rockets returning to winning ways with a win over the visiting Indiana Pacers.