Houston also won their preseason opener with a 125-119 victory over the Washington Wizards. The Rockets have #2 overall pick Jalen Green to showcase who had a great summer league and seems very explosive. The Rockets have a unique lineup the Heat will need to deal with as Christian Wood is a great big, but they also go big with Theis. I would expect PJ Tucket not to play after messing with an injury in the first game.
Hopefully, we will see Jimmy Butler in this game, but that remains unknown.
This seems to be another type of game that the Heat will get a few reps in from a starting unit and then hand it off to the end of the roster for further evaluation. This game will be on ESPN2.
HEAT VS ROCKETS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 10:00 P.M.
- Victor Oladipo - out (Knee; Surgery Rehab)
- Udonis Haslem - out (Personal Reasons)
- Caleb Martin - out
- Gabe Vincent - out
- PJ Tucker - questionable (groin)
- Eric Gordon - out (ankle)
|Marcus Smart||PG||Gabe Vincent|
|Jaylen Brown||SG||Max Strus|
|Jayson Tatum||SF||Jimmy Butler|
|Al Horford||PF||PJ Tucker|
|Daniel Theis||C||Bam Adebayo|
TV: FOX SPORTS SUN, ESPN2
RADIO: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson, Ruth Riley Hunter)
SPANISH RADIO: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)
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