Houston visits Denver on 5-game road skid
Houston Rockets (1-7, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (4-4, seventh in the Western Conference)
Denver; Saturday, 5 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston hits the road against Denver looking to end its five-game road skid.
Denver finished 47-25 overall and 26-16 in Western Conference games last season. The Nuggets averaged 115.1 points per game last season, 49.7 in the paint, 18.0 off of turnovers and 12.4 on fast breaks.
Houston finished 17-55 overall and 11-31 in Western Conference play during the 2020-21 season. The Rockets averaged 23.6 assists per game on 39.3 made field goals last season.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: day to day (left hip), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
Rockets: Daniel Theis: out (toe), Danuel House Jr.: out (foot).