Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat preseason game preview
After a fun win over the Washington Wizards in their first preseason, the Rockets are staying home to host the Miami Heat.
Houston has shown fans what to expect this season: a quick offense built around Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green and Christian Wood. The Rockets complement this with more roles in Eric Gordon, Daniel Theis, Jae’Sean Tate, Danuel House Jr., David Nwaba and DJ Augustin. Alperen Sengun and KJ Martin will also contribute. Houston’s youth means they’ll be doing a lot of races and getting a lot of them as well. It was basically the story of the Wizards game, actually.
The preseason is all about fixing issues and seeing what each new player can bring to Stephen Silas’ system. So giving kids a run is important, and Silas seemed determined to do that in the first preseason game.
Tonight’s opponent is the Heat, who doubled Jimmy Butler’s tenacity by bringing in Kyle Lowry, PJ Tucker and Markieff Morris. They will be pretty good if they can stay healthy.
The game is on ESPN2 and will have a late start time because it is the “late” game and because there are two playoff baseball games (including an Astros game at 4:07 pm) as well as a Thursday night football game featuring a pair of West Coast teams.
The board is at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN2