Rockets come to town to brave the Heat

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Rockets couldn't miss last night and blew out the Golden State Warriors at home by scoring 140 potnis. But now they'll have to face the Miami Heat, a team that plays defense.

Houston is 6-2 over its last eight games, entering tonight's game with a 27-23 record. The Rockets are 10-15 on the road and 4-9 on the second night of back-to-backs, so despite coming off a 140-109 home win over Golden State last night, don't expect a similar scoring outburst tonight at the AAA. Miami is 19-3 at home.

LeBron James is coming off one of his best performances in a Heat uniform, connecting on 13 of his 14 shots for 31 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in Miami's 99-94 win over Charlotte Monday.

Houston is the fastest team in the NBA, averaging 99 possessions per game. Despite their frantic pace, the Rockets have one of the most efficient offenses in the league, averaging 105.4 points per 100 possessions. Miami prefers a slower pace, so whichever team is able to control the tempo of the game will likely be the one that comes out on top.

Tonight's game will be the second of a five-game homestand for the Heat.

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