Houston faces Phoenix on 4-game road skid
Houston Rockets (1-6, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (3-3, seventh in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston will aim to break its four-game road skid when the Rockets play Phoenix.
Phoenix went 30-12 in Western Conference play and 27-9 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Suns averaged 7.2 steals, 4.3 blocks and 12.0 turnovers per game last season.
Houston finished 17-55 overall and 11-31 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Rockets allowed opponents to score 116.7 points per game and shoot 48.0% from the field last season.
INJURIES: Suns: Deandre Ayton: out (leg), Dario Saric: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (hamstring).
Rockets: Daniel Theis: out (toe), Danuel House Jr.: out (foot).