Houston faces San Antonio, aims for 4th straight road win

Tue, Mar 12, 2024
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Houston faces San Antonio, aims for 4th straight road win

Houston Rockets (29-35, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (14-51, 15th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Rockets -3.5; over/under is 223.5

BOTTOM LINE: Houston hits the road against San Antonio trying to extend its three-game road winning streak.

The Spurs are 1-10 against Southwest Division opponents. San Antonio is 6-19 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.

The Rockets are 8-5 against the rest of their division. Houston ranks sixth in the NBA with 11.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Alperen Sengun averaging 2.9.

The Spurs average 112.5 points per game, 0.2 fewer points than the 112.7 the Rockets allow. The Spurs average 113.0 points per game, 7.1 fewer points than the 120.1 the Spurs allow.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Rockets won the last matchup 114-101 on March 6. Sengun scored 45 points to help lead the Rockets to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Wembanyama is shooting 46.8% and averaging 20.8 points for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.7 points and eight assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 20.3 points and 3.2 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 116.1 points, 45.2 rebounds, 32.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.5 points per game.

Rockets: 5-5, averaging 111.2 points, 47.9 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Cedi Osman: out (ankle), Charles Bassey: out for season (knee).

Rockets: Tari Eason: out for season (leg), Steven Adams: out for season (knee), Alperen Sengun: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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