Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Rockets Look to Stay Hot at Home

December 17th, 2010 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets will look for their sixth consecutive win at home when they host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.

Houston comes into the game off a 117-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, but have won five of eight and are 10-10 since starting the season 0-5.

The Grizzlies absolutely dominated the Charlotte Bobcats in their last game, winning 113-80, and are currently on a season-long four game winning streak, including two straight on the road. These two teams met back on Dec.3 with Houston winning 127-111 at Memphis.

Taking a look at the NBA spreads for tonight's game the oddsmakers have the Rockets favored by 4-points over the Grizzlies.

A big reason for the Grizzlies recent surge has been their play on the defensive side of the court. Memphis has held their last four opponents to an average of just 83.5 points per game, and one of those games went into overtime.

Rudy Gay leads the Grizzlies with a 21 point average, and is coming off 23 point performance against the Bobcats. Gay scored 29 points in an earlier loss to the Rockets, his highest total over his last 20 games. Zach Randolph is s ...

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