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Open Game Thread: Heat @ Rockets

Miami Heat Game #34
24-9 15-15
December 29th, 2010
Toyota Center
8:30 PM
TV: Sun Sports Radio: 790 AM
Probable Starters
Carlos Arroyo PG Kyle Lowry
Dwyane Wade SG Kevin Martin
LeBron James SF Shane Battier
Chris Bosh PF Luis Scola
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Chuck Hayes

Game notes after the jump...


  • The Heat has lost 5 of their last 7 visits to Houston, though they did win there last season.
  • Miami has won 9 straight games away from home, with 8 of those 9 wins by double digits.
  • The Rockets have won 5 straight games overall and 8 straight at the Toyota Center. They reached the .500 mark for the first time this season after starting the season 0-5
  • This is the 8th time this season the Heat has played back-to-back games, coming in with a 5-2 record on the 2nd night.
  • Houston guard Kevin Martin has gone 6 straight games scoring at least 20 points.
  • The Rockets are 14-8 when Martin scores 20 or more and just 1-7 when he fails to reach 20.
  • On the injury front, Udonis Haslem (foot) and Yao Ming (foot) are both out for their respective teams.