Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Prediction & Match Preview – October 7th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets will meet in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game at the Toyota Center on Thursday.
Both the Heat and the Rockets began their respective preseason campaigns on a winning note. Therefore, both teams will be looking to continue their winning streak and gain crucial momentum before the regular season begins.
Fixture: Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets | NBA Preseason 2021-22
Date & Time: Thursday, October 7th; 10:00 PM ET (Friday, October 8th; 7:30 AM IST).
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
Miami Heat preview
After adding Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker, the Miami Heat now have great talent to be formidable contenders in the Eastern Conference. With Jimmy Butler resting and Victor Oladipo unavailable for the first preseason game, the Miami Heat convincingly beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-99.
While Lowry and Tucker recorded their first points in a Miami Heat jersey, Tyler Herro lost 26 points in 26 minutes. On the other hand, Tucker had to leave the game in the second period due to a groin injury, with no timetable for his return yet.
Houston Rockets preview
After finishing last in the Western Conference last season, the only way forward for the Houston Rockets is up. In their first preseason game against the Washington Wizards, the young team led an impressive 30-16 run to win 125-119.
The game saw sophomore coach Stephen Silas play with 15 of his 19 players. Rookie Jaylen Green lost 12 points, while Kevin Porter Jr. led the score with 25.
The Houston Rockets lineup of Daniel Theis, Christian Wood, Eric Gordon, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jeff Green looked comfortable. Meanwhile, his bench consisted of Danuel House Jr. and rookie Josh Christopher.
Heat vs Rockets match prediction
The Miami Heat have been operating like a well-oiled machine that has all the attributes to thrive this season.
Plus, with the addition of Jimmy Butler, they’ll have more offensive firepower and veteran talent on the court than the Houston Rockets. This game could go all the way, but Erik Spoelstra’s Heat should be victorious.
Where to watch Heat vs Rockets?
The NBA preseason game between the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets will be televised nationally on ESPN 2. You can also stream this matchup live through the NBA League Pass.