The hottest team, outside of the Golden State Warriors, right now has to be the San Antonio Spurs who have won seven consecutive games and look like the type of team that could challenge for the NBA crown. Despite having so much aging talent on the team in Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, San Antonio seems to find a way to win game in and game out.
There is still plenty of young talent on the roster in guys like Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge who round out on of the most complete starting lineups in the league. The addition of Aldridge this offseason was tremendous as has lent a hand in the Spurs’ 25-5 start.
Houston, coming back from firing its head coach in the first month of the year, has looked much better since the start of the season. The Rockets looked dysfunctional early, but are finally playing together despite the rumors of Dwight Howard being unhappy with the Rockets — which were shot down shortly after.
James Harden is having a great season, though, averaging 28.8 points, 6.8 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game for the 15-15 Rockets. A win in this one would go a long way in the confidence aspect of this team’s play.
Details for Friday’s Spurs vs Rockets game are below:
Date: Friday, Dec. 25
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Houston, TX
Stadium: Toyota Center
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: For Spurs radio affiliates, click here. For Rockets radio affiliates, click here.