Houston plays Brooklyn, looks for 7th straight win

December 8, 2021 GMT

Brooklyn Nets (17-7, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (7-16, 13th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockets -6.5; over/under is 225

BOTTOM LINE: Houston comes into a matchup against Brooklyn as winners of six games in a row.

The Rockets are 6-5 in home games. Houston ranks sixth in the Western Conference with 47.7 points per game in the paint led by Christian Wood averaging 8.6.

The Nets have gone 9-2 away from home. Brooklyn is second in the Eastern Conference with 25.6 assists per game led by James Harden averaging 9.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wood is scoring 16.5 points per game and averaging 11.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Garrison Mathews is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.

Kevin Durant is scoring 28.4 points per game with 7.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists for the Nets. Harden is averaging 22.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 38.6% over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.


LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 6-4, averaging 109.6 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points per game.

Nets: 7-3, averaging 110.1 points, 45.1 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Jalen Green: day to day (hamstring), Danuel House Jr.: out (ankle), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (thigh), Usman Garuba: day to day (thigh).

Nets: Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kyrie Irving: out (not with team).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.