Fans will watch Rockets vs. Spurs live stream online and televised 2016 NBA game coverage on Wednesday night, as part of an interesting Western Conference doubleheader. San Antonio is looking to bounce back following their thrashing at the hands of Golden State this past Monday, while James Harden and Houston will try to keep their record as much above .500 as possible in the West. Can the scoring machine and Dwight Howard take down a team as mighty as the Spurs at home? The 2016 NBA live streaming and televised action arrives via ESPN networks Wednesday night.
According to ESPN.com in their Jan. 27 report, the good news for the Houston Rockets is they’ll have big man Dwight Howard on the floor tonight as he makes his return from injury. Howard had missed the previous three games due to a sprained ankle and interim coach B.J. Bickerstaff said they’ll “monitor him” and “won’t let him out there for long stints.” Howard currently averages 14.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game for the Rockets. The good news for the former Magic and Lakers player is that he won’t be facing Tim Duncan at the AT&T Center. LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to play as San Antonio tries to rebound from their disappointing loss Monday against the top team in the league.
That defeat came 120-90 against the Warriors in Oakland. Stephen Curry put in a 37-point performance including a few embarrassing highlights where he shook Kawhi Leonard. The All-Star forward ended up with 16 points in what was described as a sloppy effort but the second-best team in the league. Manu Ginobli said “they outplayed us in every single aspect of the game.” San Antonio will try to do that to what appears to be an inferior Western Conference opponent in the form of the Houston Rockets. While James Harden is second in the league in scoring with 27.7 points a game, San Antonio is first in the league in defense, limiting opponents to just 90.4 points a game. They also have the league’s No. 1 points differential, outscoring opponents by +13.5 on average.
So far this season, San Antonio is a perfect 24-0 at home and 16-7-1 against the spread there. The Rockets are 10-11 on the road, or 9-12-0 against the spread when playing an away game. In terms of the point spread, the Spurs first started as 10-1/2 point favorites and have since settled around 10 points. On the moneyline, they’re -550 home favorites while Houston is a +425 underdog. Tonights’ over/under points total is at 208 points for the complete game. San Antonio continues to rank second for the future odds to win the NBA Finals at 2 to 1, while Houston is a bit lower down the list at 100 to 1 odds to win it all.
Wednesday’s Rockets vs. Spurs game has a scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To watch the game live on television, United States viewers can use their ESPN channel. Cable, satellite and SlingTV customers can also watch live streaming online presentation of the game using WatchESPN broadband sports network, channel or mobile apps. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can hear Spurs commentary on channel 207 and Rockets commentary on Internet channel 890 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.