Hornets vs. Rockets: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel


Through 2 Quarters

The Charlotte Hornets were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. They have unwrapped a big 69-52 lead against the Houston Rockets at halftime.

The Hornets have enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Mason Plumlee and shooting guard Terry Rozier. The former has 13 points and three assists in addition to seven boards, three blocks, and two steals, while the latter has 18 points and three assists along with three rebounds. Plumlee is close to surpassing his season high of 14.

Houston hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 11 points or fewer.

This is the first time Charlotte has been ahead going into the third quarter in the past five games.

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Charlotte

Current Records: Houston 10-23; Charlotte 17-17

What to Know

The Charlotte Hornets will be returning home after a six-game road trip. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the Houston Rockets will meet up at 7 p.m. ET Dec. 27 at Spectrum Center. If the matchup is anything like Houston’s 146-143 win from their previous meeting in November, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

The Hornets were able to grind out a solid victory over the Denver Nuggets this past Thursday, winning 115-107. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the third quarter to overcome a 94-77 deficit. Charlotte’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr., who shot 5-for-11 from downtown and finished with 23 points, and power forward P.J. Washington, who had 13 points and five assists along with nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, the contest between the Rockets and the Indiana Pacers this past Thursday was not a total blowout, but with Houston falling 118-106 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. The losing side was boosted by power forward Christian Wood, who had 22 points in addition to eight boards.

Charlotte is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Charlotte’s win lifted them to 17-17 while Houston’s defeat dropped them down to 10-23. Allowing an average of 116.82 points per game, Charlotte hasn’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming game.

How To Watch

When: Monday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North CarolinaTV: ATTSN SouthwestOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $12.00

Odds

The Hornets are a big 8-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Hornets, as the game opened with the Hornets as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won nine out of their last 13 games against Charlotte.

Nov 27, 2021 – Houston 146 vs. Charlotte 143Mar 24, 2021 – Charlotte 122 vs. Houston 97Feb 08, 2021 – Charlotte 119 vs. Houston 94Mar 07, 2020 – Charlotte 108 vs. Houston 99Feb 04, 2020 – Houston 125 vs. Charlotte 110Mar 11, 2019 – Houston 118 vs. Charlotte 106Feb 27, 2019 – Houston 118 vs. Charlotte 113Dec 13, 2017 – Houston 108 vs. Charlotte 96Oct 27, 2017 – Houston 109 vs. Charlotte 93Feb 09, 2017 – Houston 107 vs. Charlotte 95Jan 10, 2017 – Houston 121 vs. Charlotte 114Mar 12, 2016 – Charlotte 125 vs. Houston 109Dec 21, 2015 – Houston 102 vs. Charlotte 95

Injury Report for Charlotte

Miles Bridges: Out (Covid-19)P.J. Washington: Out (Covid-19)Scottie Lewis: Out (Covid-19)

Injury Report for Houston

Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Covid-19)Kenyon Martin Jr.: Out (Covid-19)D.J. Augustin: Out (Covid-19)Garrison Mathews: Out (Covid-19)John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)



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