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Play Time: 10/07/2021 22:00
The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Toyota Center.
Houston Rockets traded James Harden at the start of last season and finished with the worst record in the league. They have won eight of their last 11 preseason games. On Tuesday, Houston shot 52 percent from the field during a 125-119 home victory versus Washington. The Houston Rockets are averaging 125 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 43.8 percent shooting. The Houston Rockets are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
Miami Heat experienced an NBA Finals hangover last season and were eliminated by Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs. The Miami Heat have won nine of their last 11 preseason games. On Monday, Miami outscored Atlanta by 15 points during the second quarter of a 125-99 home victory. The Miami Heat are averaging 125 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 40 percent shooting.
The Rockets are playing plenty of young players who will be looking to make a strong impression. It’s trusted that they will have a good squad and make a brand new start in the new season to win this game.
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