These two teams have had completely different starts to this campaign. While the Pacers have begun the season firing on all cylinders, the Rockets have struggled to get going so far. The expectation is that both these teams will eventually qualify for the 2021 NBA Playoffs, led by the All-Star talent on the rosters.
Team News - Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets have quite a few injury concerns headed into this game.
Mason Jones and Ben McLemore have been ruled out ahead of the matchup with the Indiana Pacers. And as per insiders, due to the severity of their injuries, they may have to sit out for a few games.
Kenyon Martin Jr.'s health will also be a concern ahead of this game. While he has recovered from his previous injury, Martin's conditioning has been raised as a concern and he isn't expected to feature against the Pacers.
Injured: Ben McLemore, Mason Jones, Chris Clemons
Team News - Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers come into this game with numerous injury problems of their own.
Brian Bowen ll, TJ Warren, Goga Bitadze, and Jeremy Lamb have all been sidelined. Warren and Lamb are important parts of the Pacers' rotation, and the franchise will miss them in big games such as this one.
To add to Indiana's injury issues, Jalen Lecque recently suffered a serious ankle sprain as well and has been ruled out as well.
Injured: Jalen Lecque, TJ Warren, Goga Bitadze, Jeremy Lamb, Brian Bowen ll
At what time will the Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers NBA game commence?
USA: 6th January 2021, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
INDIA: 7th January 2021, 5:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
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Published 06 Jan 2021, 21:15 IST