Two of the best scoring teams in the NBA will clash this Sunday night as the Houston Rockets take on the Phoenix Suns, at 9 PM ET at US Airways Center.
The Suns smashed the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night 106-85, which is a surprising result despite the Spurs played without Tony Parker. It was their biggest win against San Antonio since April 10, 1999.
Markieff Morris, coming from the bench, led the team with 21 points; it was Phoenix 3rd win in a row over the last few weeks.
“You never know how you are going to get a team,” Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. “They have been on the road for a long time, they were probably itching to get back home. They had an off night and we had a decent night. We will take it.”
The Rockets, on the other side, need to bounce back after losing 102-99 to the Golden State Warriors in overtime on Thursday. Houston had the game won, but they couldn’t stop a last second layup that sent the game to OT; then the Warriors momentum took over.
Point guard James Harden is listed day-to-day with an elbow injury, but he should be on the court on Sunday night. “It’s not broken so I’m good,” Harden said. “I thought I broke it as soon as the impact hit. Yesterday, there was a lot of treatment. This morning there was treatment and icing and stuff. Hopefully, it’s day-to-day. The pain went down a lot”.
The Rockets are the third best scoring offense in the league while the Suns are the fifth. Houston is a 2 point favorite in the NBA betting lines despite playing away from home.