Rockets-Spurs Preview

Rockets vs. Spurs Preview

 

Records: Houston (5-0), San Antonio (1-1)

2013 Season series: Houston won (4-0)

Probable Starters: * (subject to change)

Houston Rockets                         Team

G- Patrick Beverly                         G- Tony Parker

G- James Harden                          G- Danny Green

F- Trevor Ariza                               F- Kawhi Leonard

F- Terrance Jones                         F- Tim Duncan

C- Dwight Howard                       C- Tiago Splitter

 

Injuries:

Spurs: G Patty Mills

Rockets: F-C Tarik Black

 

Summary: First time these division rivals faceoff with three other meetings left for the season. Last season the Rockets swept the season series away from the Spurs. Even though San Antonio went on to win their fifth NBA title in franchise history. The Rockets come in with a 5-0 start which has been very impressive, while the Spurs come in 1-1.The emergence of Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard who was named as the Finals MVP has made great strides heading into his fourth season. As the Spurs play good and consistent defense under Gregg Popovich. The Rockets are trying to do the same as their division rivals and so far through five games they have held their opponents to under a 100 point per game which has been an improvement thanks to the hire of assistant coach TR Dunn. The Spurs didn’t make any player acquisition but in the coaching staff they did by hiring former WNBA player Becky Hammon as an assistant. Hammon, becomes the first full time, paid female assistant on a NBA coaching staff.

 

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