The rebuilding Houston Rockets are looking to snap a 12-game losing streak, and the NBA schedule isn’t doing them any favors with Sunday’s visit from Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. If you’re wondering how you can watch all the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
Led by an All-Star in Morant, who is now a strong MVP candidate, as well, the Grizzlies enter with 11 wins in their last 15 games and are currently at No. 3 in the Western Conference. The Rockets, on the other hand, are the new owners of the worst record in the entire league.
Then again, in Houston’s last outing at Toyota Center, the young Rockets nearly took down Utah — the West’s No. 4 team — in an overtime thriller. Jalen Green, Christian Wood, and the rest of the Rockets are undoubtedly hoping to recapture that form in front of their home fans.
For Green, a promising rookie selected at No. 2 overall in the 2021 NBA draft, it’s an opportunity to test his growth versus Morant — who he clearly looks up to on a professional and personal level.
When and How to Watch
Date: Sunday, March 6
Time: 6 p.m. Central
TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free in Houston markets)
Probable starting lineups
Houston Rockets (15-47)
Guard: Kevin Porter Jr.
Guard: Jalen Green
Forward: Eric Gordon
Forward: KJ Martin
Center: Christian Wood
Memphis Grizzlies (43-21)
Both lineups are based on each team’s latest game notes. However, it should be noted that Memphis is on the second night of a back-to-back after playing Saturday in Orlando, while Houston is on the front end of one — with another game looming Monday in Miami. It shouldn’t be a shock if either team opts to limit minutes for select veterans or players with recent injury concerns as part of a longer-term maintenance plan.
Houston’s injury report lists rookie forward Usman Garuba as out with a left wrist fracture, which could keep him out for up to eight weeks. Veteran guard Dennis Schroder is questionable with a right ankle sprain after missing each of Houston’s last two games with the injury. Young prospects Daishen Nix and Trevelin Queen were recently recalled from the G League, with the Rockets seeing a need for more roster depth.
Memphis won’t issue its official injury report until hours before tipoff, since they played on Saturday in Orlando. For that game, the Grizzlies listed Dillon Brooks (left ankle sprain) and Yves Pons (left thigh soreness) as out, while Kyle Anderson was questionable with left foot soreness. Ultimately, Anderson was able to play versus the Magic, but whether he can go on both ends of the back-to-back remains to be seen.
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