HOU vs SAS Dream11 : Southwest region sides clash heads against each other today as a familiar rivalry reignites.
When San Antonio Spurs face off against Houston Rockets today, there’s going to be nothing about this clash which bespeaks the nature of a preseason tie. Hailing from the same region, these two sides have never spared any expense in upping each other when the identity of the opposition is such and the level of staunch competition is not going to go down in this one either.
For San Antonio Spurs in particular, this encounter comes bearing with it massive ramifications. Currently winless in their preseason schedule with three defeats in succession, the side have gone on a massive downward spiral before the ensuing season, something which doesn’t bode well for them as the side get ready to partake in the 2019-20 edition of the league.
Where they have failed to rake up a single win in their fixtures against Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets on the other hand have managed to ingrain in place a better outing. They have won two out of their slated matches with the side looking to get full preparations underway, using these fixtures as a means to properly address their outfit ahead of the impending new season and iron out the issues in the squad.
All of their regular players have featured heavily for the side, something which doesn’t bode well for an already hurting and massively paper thin San Antonio Spurs side. Houston Rockets are undoubtedly the overwhelming favourites for this clash, a side who should end up sweeping ther way to a win today infront of a lacklustre opposition.
Probable Playing 5
- Gerald Green, Michael Frazier and Ray Spalding are all out for Huston Rockets for today’s encounter owing to their injury issues with Green out for the entire upcoming season.
San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jakob Poeltl, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray
Clint Capela, P.J. Tucker, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, P. J. Tucker
NBA Preseason Match 2019
Match Details: San Antonio Spurs Vs Houston Rockets
Date And Time: 16th October, Thursday- 5:30am
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston
Television: Sony Ten 1/HD
San Antonio Spurs
- Bryn Forbes, LaMarcus Aldridge
- Eric Gordon, James Harden
San Antonio Spurs
- LaMarcus Aldridge
- Clint Capela
Best Ball Stealer
San Antonio Spurs
- Bryn Forbes
- James Harden
HOU vs SAS Dream11 Point Guard
While Houston Rockets have been giving their main players ample time in the preseason matches, someone who has emerged as a real shining diamond for them is Chris Clemons in the shooting guard position. The player has made the most of the chances accorded to him to push for a role come the main season, someone who has controlled the side’s middle ball movement and kept things moving at a solid rate for them in the ball movements.
HOU vs SAS Dream11 Shooting Guard
Having made 1,323 three pointers in the bygone season to emerge as the highest scoring side outside the circle, Houston Rockets were impeccable when it came to sending down treys from the court. And someone who was handed over an integral part in that discourse was James Harden with the shooting guard being given a free hand by his side to send down open threes.
We have Eric Gordon, another pivotal triple shooter come in from the side as well. He and Harden have interexchanged positions with relative ease, leaving opposition’s flummoxed on how to block them. With San Antonio Spurs so meek bleak in defence, these two should intertwine their skill set to amass a bagful of points of today.
HOU vs SAS Dream11 Small Forward
The first player from San Antonio Spurs comes into our side over here in the form of Marco Belinelli. He’s gotten good time out on the court over the last couple of matches and it’s a narrative which looks set to continue, making him good value for today’s match.
HOU vs SAS Dream11 Power Forward
Another area where Houston Rockets massively won us over and covered themselves in glory in the last season was their defensive setup. With 8.5 steals per match in the season, the side not only screened the opposition perfectly but set themselves down the paint with pinch perfection to quell opposition’s in their attacking plays, resulting in the side earning quick break points.
Someone who ensured this gameplan was implemented successfully was P.J. Tucker, seeing us bring him in from the side. Elsewhere from the other side we have gotten in Demarre Carroll.
HOU vs SAS Dream11 Centre
The two players apiece come in from either side for this slot as well, two players who are pivotal to their side’s fortunes owing to their two toned nature as a player. We begin with Clint Capela from Houston Rockets with the centre registering 13 rebounds per match for his side in the previous season, ensuring possession always stayed in his side’s hands.
From San Antonio Spurs meanwhile we have chosen LaMarcus Aldridge whose 21 points and 9 rebounds per clash in the same season saw him become the focal point of his side’s gameplan, a player quintessential to their cause.
Clint is being made our side’s star player for today’s clash.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.