The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will play against each other on Thursday, November 7. The match will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas (6:00 AM). The Warriors have lost games and won two. They won their first home game 127-118 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Rockets have won four matches and lost three matches this season. They last beat the Memphis Grizzlies 107-100.
Golden State Warriors have had a rough start to the season as a result of off-season roster changes and injuries suffered by the players. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson injured, Warriors lost all of their home matches up until their last match. Rookie Eric Paschall came through and scored 34 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Warriors to a nine-point victory. Kevon Looney is also expected to miss at least four matches due to nerve problems. D'Angelo Russell, who had a sprained ankle, is expected to play against the Rockets. Though Warriors won their last match with Paschall's help, Russell will be crucial in order to bag another win. Russell and Paschall have an average of 19 and 16.7 points respectively.
Rockets have had a decent start to the NBA 2019-20 season. They are currently 2-1 at home. Undoubtedly, Harden is their key player. Against Rockets last match against the Grizzlies, he scored 44 points and had a double-double with 10 rebounds. He has an average of 36.6 points. Nene is listed as day to day, and Gerald Green is out for six months due to his left foot injury. Russell Westbrook has also been crucial for Rockets. However, Rockets' bench only contributed 22 points in their last match. This has been the case ever since NBA 2019-20 began. Rockets have also only made 31% of the 48 three-point attempts per game.