The Houston Rockets wrap up a five-game road trip with a visit to Golden State on Friday night, and if you’re wondering how you can watch all the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
No matter what happens, the road trip is already a remarkable success for the young and rebuilding Rockets, who went 3-1 over the first four games of it. But somehow ending it at 4-1 with a road win versus the contending Warriors and perennial All-Star and MVP candidate Steph Curry would take it to an entirely new level for Stephen Silas’ crew.
Granted, that’s not the likely scenario, and Houston will enter Friday’s game as a clear underdog. Yet, the Warriors will be on the second half of a back-to-back, so it’s possible that tired legs could be a factor — or perhaps Steve Kerr will opt to rest one or more of his veterans.
To that end, reports late Thursday indicated that both Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala are expected to sit out versus the Rockets.
Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala are out tomorrow against the Rockets, resting on the second side of a back-to-back.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 21, 2022
When and How to Watch
Date: Friday, Jan. 21
Time: 9 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 (14-32)
Guard: Kevin Porter Jr.
Guard: Jalen Green
Forward: Eric Gordon
Forward: Jae’Sean Tate
Center: Christian Wood
Golden State Warriors (32-13)
Guard: Stephen Curry
Guard: Jordan Poole
Forward: Andrew Wiggins
Forward: Jonathan Kuminga
Center: Kevon Looney
Both lineups are from each team’s latest game notes, with the exception of Poole (who often started at shooting guard prior to Thompson’s recent return from injury) over Thompson due to the back-to-back.
Houston’s injury report remains clean, which likely accounts for at least some portion of their improved showings on the road trip. Given the full roster, young prospects Usman Garuba, Daishen Nix, and Trevelin are currently playing with Houston’s NBA G League affiliate.
The Warriors won’t issue their formal report for Friday’s game until hours before tipoff, since it’s night two of a back-to-back. For Thursday’s game, which they lost at home to Indiana, they were without Draymond Green (left L5-S1 disc injury recovery), Otto Porter Jr. (left foot injury management), and James Wiseman (right knee injury recovery).
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