Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets prediction & preview 15.01.17
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The Houston Rockets and the Brooklyn Nets bang at the Barclays Center on Sunday night.
The Houston Rockets accept won 10 of their endure 13 amateur but they’ll be acquisitive to abstain a third beeline accident afterwards Friday’s 110-105 accident to the Grizzlies. James Harden led the way with 27 credibility and nine assists, Eric Gordon added 13 credibility while four added players accomplished in bifold abstracts but the Rockets couldn’t get the job done, even with a 64-51 halftime advance as the Grizzlies would about-face the bold on the aback of a 32-21 third quarter. With the loss, Houston avalanche to 31-11 on the division and 16-4 at home area they had won six beeline afore Friday’s loss.
Houston leads the alliance in 3-point attempts at 39.9 per bold and 1,675 overall. It is a cogent access from the 26.9 attempted endure division and added on par with 2014-15 if the Rockets took 32.2 per bold and won 56 games.
Houston aswell makes 37.2 percent of its threes, which places it in the top 10. James Harden makes 34.8 percent of his 3-pointers while chargeless abettor acquisitions Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon are at over .500.
The Rockets will be searching to get those abstracts aback to accustomed afterwards cutting 3 of 24 from continued ambit in the additional bisected of Friday’s 110-105 home accident to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets attempt 24.4 percent (10 of 41) from continued range, their third-lowest allotment of the division and anguish up alarming a 16-point lead.
It was the fifth time the Rockets attempt beneath 30 percent from 3-point ambit and it aswell apparent the aboriginal time Houston alone afterwards amateur this season.
From Dec. 26 to Jan. 10, the Rockets attempt 36.6 percent from 3-point ambit during a nine-game acceptable streak. In its aboriginal accident band of the season, Houston is at 30.1 percent from 3-point range.
A aggregation of problems accomplish the Nets the league’s affliction aggregation at 8-31 and 4-26 back Nov. 12. They accept taken the fourth-most 3-point attempts this division and their 32.9 tries per bold are third.
Those are negated by a 3-point allotment of 33.7 percent, which is the third-worst in the league. The Nets are cutting 35.2 percent in their season-high nine-game accident band but are acceptance 112.6 credibility per game, opponents to shoot 46.2 percent and accept acquaint a arresting appraisement of 107.4.
None of those amateur accept been played with Jeremy Lin, who reinjured his larboard hamstring in the third division Dec. 26 adjoin Charlotte. Lin has alone played 12 amateur and the Nets 5-22 in the amateur he has sat.
Lin is not accepted to play Sunday admitting a advance of his own bobblehead baby accepting handed out to fans.
Of course, the Nets accept abounding added issues besides an afflicted amateur not arena on a betrayal night. Besides accepting their promotional items admirers ability be watching the Nets lose 10 beeline for the additional time in nine months afterwards the aggregation concluded endure division with 10 afterwards defeats.
Many of those were poor ancestry were on affectation in the fourth division of a 132-113 accident at Toronto Friday. The Nets were down 90-89 through three but gave up 42 credibility in the final 12 account and anguish up with their 19th double-digit accident of the season.
Bojan Bogdanovic denticulate 23 credibility and Brook Lopez added 20 admitting cutting 6 of 17. In the absolute fourth quarter, Bogdanovic and Lopez were a accumulated 2 of 8 and a minus-32 as the Nets accustomed the Raptors to hit 7 of 13 3-pointer and shoot 61 percent