The Houston Rockets will open their 2021-22 NBA regular season with Wednesday’s visit to Minnesota, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
At 17-55 and 23-49, respectively, the Rockets and Timberwolves finished 2020-21 with two of the three worst records in the Western Conference. Yet, both teams have ample young talent, and it could certainly be argued that each would have fared better last season if not for having bad luck with injuries. As such, with healthier squads and development by key prospects, both franchises hope to see better results in 2021-22.
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 20
Time: 7:00 p.m. Central
TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest, NBA League Pass
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free in Houston markets)
Probable starting lineups
Houston Rockets (0-0)
Guard: Kevin Porter Jr.
Guard: Jalen Green
Forward: Eric Gordon
Forward: Christian Wood
Center: Daniel Theis
Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0)
Guard: D’Angelo Russell
Guard: Anthony Edwards
Forward: Josh Okogie
Forward: Jaden McDaniels
Center: Karl-Anthony Towns
Projected lineups are from each team’s official game notes.
For the Rockets, Garrison Mathews and John Wall are each listed as out on the injury/status report. Mathews is not yet with the team after his recent acquisition, while Wall is sitting out as part of a mutually agreed plan not to play. Danuel House Jr. is questionable due to personal reasons.
For Minnesota, Patrick Beverley is out for Wednesday’s game due to an NBA suspension from the 2021 playoffs, while Jordan McLaughlin (right groin strain) and Jaylen Nowell (back spasms) are questionable.