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It’s time for Basketball: Spurs at Rockets

The Spurs try to even up the I-10 rivalry tonight in Houston

Houston Rockets v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

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After seven consecutive home games, the Spurs take a mini road trip tonight down I-10 to see the Houston Rockets, for the second of four games against their Southwest division rivals, the Houston Rockets. The last time the two teams, a shorthanded Spurs squad were punished by the Rockets for their listless play and lost 128-124. There’s a lot of hope for a better defensive effort tonight with Derrick White back on the court, but the Spurs offense has been pretty stagnant lately, and they would like to see someone besides Dejounte Murray provide some points. Devin Vassell can be an impact player on both ends of the court and tonight would be a great time for him to step up. After tonight, there’s no rest for the weary as they return to the AT&T Center for a game against Ja Morant and the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs are in the midst of a string of tough games against tough teams, and tonight might be the best time to pick up another victory and see a picture of [Fabricio Oberto] Patty Mills on the Pounding the Rock front page in the morning.

Game Prediction:

The game referees will be held up in Houston traffic, and the game will be officiated by three fans picked at random from the crowd. Unsurprisingly, they are graded out as above average by the NBA home office after the game.

Another failure to launch, oh!
By the ever hapless Rockets
Annihilated by Juancho
And Dejounte’s pickpockets

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
January 25, 2022 | 7:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
TV: Bally Sports SW

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