HOUSTON, TX, Sporting Alert — Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs will battle in the second game of the ESPN doubleheader on Friday night.
This game is scheduled to tip-off at 9:30 pm ET and WatchESPN will provide live streaming coverage from the Toyota Center.
Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers will battle in the opening game, at 7:00 pm and WatchESPN will also have live stream online and via its App.
Houston (22-4) enters this game with the best record in the Western Conference and has won 11 straight since losing to the Raptors, 129-113.
Meanwhile, San Antonio (19-9), which welcomed back Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday night in the loss to the Dallas Mavericks, has won eight of the last 10 games and four of the last five coming into this battle.
However, the star forward was listed as probable for Friday night’s game in the Spurs’ medical team attempt to ease him back from the quadriceps injury.
In other injury reports, Danny Green (tightness, left groin) is also listed as probable for the game in Houston, while Kyle Anderson (left MCL sprain) continues to be out.
For Houston, guards Chris Paul and James Harden will both play, but Luc Mbah a Moute will not be available.
The forward dislocated his right shoulder in the 108-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night and is expected to miss two to three weeks for the Rockets.
Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Steven Adams will lead the Thunder against the Sixers, who will be led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Embiid will play for the 76ers, despite some back tightness.
The Thunder have won five of the last seven games, while Embiid and Philadelphia are 1-4 in the last five. Watch this live on WatchESPN Player
Friday, December 15
Miami at Charlotte 7:00 PM SUN
Detroit at Indiana 7:00 PM FSDE+ FSMW
Portland at Orlando 7:00 PM CSNN FSFL
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN
LA Clippers at Washington 7:00 PM FSW2 CNSW
Utah at Boston 7:30 PM ROOT CSNN
Brooklyn at Toronto 7:30 PM YES TSN
Atlanta at Memphis 8:00 PM
Chicago at Milwaukee 8:00 PM CSNC FSWI
New Orleans at Denver 9:00 PM FSN ALT
San Antonio at Houston 9:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN