The Rockets (1-6) and Clippers (2-4) are each looking to snap extended losing streaks as Houston wraps up its four-game road trip at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Monday night.
For the Rockets, it was slated to be their first time to face former teammate John Wall since he was bought out of his contract over the 2022 offseason. However, that will now have to wait until at least Wednesday’s rematch in Houston, since Wall was a late scratch due to injury management.
Both the Rockets and Clippers played Sunday, so each team is on night two of a back-to-back. Houston rested veteran guard Eric Gordon on the first half of its set, so he is available Monday, but Los Angeles did not rest Wall — which is why he’s not going to play.
The Clippers lost by 21 to Boston on Sunday and are currently on a four-game losing streak, while the rebuilding Rockets fell by 15 in Phoenix and enter on a three-game skid.
When and How to Watch
Date: Monday, Oct. 31
Time: 9:30 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 (1-5)
Guard: Kevin Porter Jr.
Guard: Jalen Green
Forward: Eric Gordon
Forward: Jabari Smith Jr.
Center: Alperen Sengun
Los Angeles Clippers (2-4)
Guard: Reggie Jackson
Guard: Terance Mann
Forward: Paul George
Forward: Marcus Morris Sr.
Center: Ivica Zubac
Projected lineups are based on each team’s game Sunday with the exception of Gordon, who sat out for maintenance on the front end of a back-to-back and is expected to play on Monday.
Houston’s injury report lists Jae’Sean Tate (right ankle soreness), Bruno Fernando (left knee soreness), and TyTy Washington (left knee sprain) as out. Meanwhile, the Clippers are without Kawhi Leonard (right knee injury management), John Wall (left knee injury management), and Robert Covington (health and safety protocols).