Rockets at Pacers: Live stream, how to watch, TV channel, start time

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In a battle of the No. 4 teams in the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, respectively, from last season, the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers will face off in Indianapolis on Wednesday night. Both sides are widely viewed as solid playoff contenders this year, as well.

The Pacers (5-2) are off to a better start in the 2020-21 campaign than the Rockets (2-3), though Houston’s record is dampened by two extremely shorthanded losses to open the season when John Wall, Eric Gordon, DeMarcus Cousins, and others were out due to a mandatory quarantine. Since then, Houston has won two of three overall.

The Rockets are still shorthanded to a degree, with expected rotation regulars Danuel House Jr. (back) and Ben McLemore (conditioning issues after self-isolating) not with the team. The Pacers will be without TJ Warren (foot) and Jeremy Lamb (knee), among others.

Here’s when you should tune in to see Wednesday’s game:

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 6

  • Time: 6 p.m. Central

  • TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

  • Live stream: fuboTV in usual Houston markets (watch for free)

Probable starting lineups

Houston Rockets

  • Guard: James Harden

  • Guard: John Wall

  • Forward: David Nwaba

  • Forward: PJ Tucker

  • Center: Christian Wood

Indiana Pacers

The Rockets would seem to have slightly more firepower between Harden, Wall, and Wood, but the Pacers could have an edge inside with size and strength in the form of Sabonis and Turner. Sabonis has been excellent to start the 2020-21 season, averaging a career-high 20.6 points (56.7% FG), 11.3 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game.

Indiana won at New Orleans on Monday, 118-116, courtesy of a Brogdon game-winner in the closing seconds of overtime. The Rockets lost to Dallas that same night, 113-100, with head coach Stephen Silas disappointed in Houston’s stagnant offense — which he said was too isolation heavy. Wednesday offers a chance to make amends.

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Orlando
+145+4.5O 217.5
Indiana
-176-4.5U 217.5