Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction & Match Preview – October 15th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Houston Rockets will face the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game on Friday.
The Rockets are coming off a disappointing 107-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors, while the Spurs managed a close win against the Orlando Magic in their respective last preseason outings.
Fixture: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date and Time: Friday, October 15th; 8:30 PM ET (Saturday, October 16th; 6 AM IST).
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.
Houston Rockets preview
The rebuilding Houston Rockets suffered their second loss of the 2021-22 preseason in a landslide loss to the Toronto Raptors. The Rockets laid off guard / forward Eric Gordon due to an ankle injury, and trade rumors revolving around the 13-year veteran.
Houston’s loss to Toronto presented glimpses of the young talent they possess, but they couldn’t be consistent enough to get the job done. Bad shots in the benefit stripe plagued the Rockets as they shot a measly 65.2% from the free-throw line. Houston also had 28 turnovers, with young star Jalen Green accounting for seven of them.
However, there were bright spots in the game and positives to take home from the game for the Rockets. Rookie Armoni Brooks has been a revelation. He shot very well from the perimeter and excelled in their loss to the Raptors with a 5-10 shooting night.
San Antonio Spurs preview
The San Antonio Spurs have won two of their four preseason games. In their last outing, they had a close victory against the Orlando Magic. Youngsters Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker stepped up, which is a great sign for the Spurs heading into the regular season.
Walker was especially key in their win against the Magic, providing 16 points off the bench on a 6/11 pitch and dishing out five assists. He will look to build on that and continue his good form against the Rockets as he heads into a crucial year for him.
Rockets vs Spurs match prediction
The Houston Rockets will seek redemption after consecutive losses. But they will face stiff resistance from the San Antonio Spurs, who will be looking to end their pre-season campaign on a high note. Still, considering their past performances and the strengths of both squads, it looks like a comfortable win for Spurs in Friday’s game.
Where to watch Rockets vs Spurs?
Live coverage of the game will be available on Bally Sports Southwest and AT&T SportsNet South West. The game will also be streamed live on the NBA League Pass.