It'll be a battle of division foes when the Houston Rockets welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Toyota Center. The Rockets are on pace to have a very good year, coming in with a 19-11 record. On the other end, the Grizzlies are three games below .500 on the year and sport a record of 12-15. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and TNT and CSN-HOU will be providing coverage of the contest.
After beating the Spurs, 111-98, the Rockets look for another solid effort. James Harden was the game's leading scorer with 28 points in the game. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Jazz, 104-94. Zach Randolph was one of the key players, accounting for 22 points and 10 rebounds to claim his 16th double-double so far this season. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Rockets winning the first matchup, 93-86. Omri Casspi had a stellar game with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 3PM.
It will be a battle of conflicting tempos, as the up-tempo Rockets (ranked fifth in the NBA in possessions per game) will look to push the slow-paced Grizzlies (30th in possessions per game).
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