The Rockets are considered the second or third best team in the league depending on your affinity for the Celtics and are in the midst of incorporating Carmelo Anthony into their already lethal offensive lineup. The Rockets pumped in 131 points in their first preseason game, with 46 of their 78 field goal attempts from behind the arc.
The Pacers are working toward increasing their 3-point attempts this year but anything approaching 30 3PAs would be an improvement.
Thad Young will be out with a foot injury for the Pacers. Clint Capela is also dealing with a foot issue and is doubtful. Offseason acquisition, Marquese Chriss would likely slide into the starting slot if Capela does not go.
Also, keep an eye out for local legends, Eric Gordon (North Central/IU) and Vince Edwards (Purdue) off the bench for Houston.
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
When: 8:00 PM ET
TV: NBA TV
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, TJ Leaf, Myles Turner
Rockets: Chris Paul, James Harden, James Ennis III, Carmelo Anthony, Clint Capela
Injury update: IND: Thaddeus Young (foot) out. HOU: Clint Capela (foot) doubtful
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