Rockets Host Suns on Saturday
The Phoenix Suns travel to Texas to play the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on Saturday. The Suns (10-11) got off to an incredible start but have hit regression like a rock since. In fact, Phoenix has lost seven of their last 10 games headed into this matchup and nearly blew an 18-point lead on Thursday night to the New Orleans Pelicans. While they were able to prevail in overtime, it shows just how badly they're struggling right now. The one bit of good news is that they're starting to get healthy, with Ricky Rubio returning in that victory. He and Aron Baynes have been huge catalysts in the hot start and Baynes return from injury appears to be right around the corner too. That's a welcomed site with DeAndre Ayton having his suspension up in about a month and the arrow appears to be pointing up after a difficult month. The Rockets (14-7) come into this matchup winning three of their last four games which snapped a season-worst three-game losing streak. The one thing that all of those losses had in common was that they were all on the road. That's really evident when you see that Houston has an 8-2 record at home this season which is one of the best marks in the NBA. A lot of the credit has to go to James Harden, with the superstar guard leading the league in scoring. He's currently all the way up to 38.7 points and 7.5 assists per game this season, well on his way to some more MVP votes. It remains to be seen if he can win with Giannis Antetokounmpo going crazy again but he definitely deserves some votes after getting sniped twice over the last five years. Houston has ownership over Phoenix, winning their last 11 games against them dating back three seasons.
Posted on: 12/6/2019 12:09 AM