Houston plays Oklahoma City on 6-game win streak
Oklahoma City; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston aims to keep its six-game win streak intact when the Rockets take on Oklahoma City.
The Thunder have gone 27-24 against Western Conference teams. Oklahoma City averages 14 turnovers per game and is 33-20 when they turn the ball over less than their opponents.
The Rockets have gone 32-19 against Western Conference opponents. Houston ranks last in the league scoring 42.2 points in the paint per game. The Thunder won the last meeting between these two squads 117-112 on Feb. 9. Paul George scored 45 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: George has averaged 28.1 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Thunder. Jerami Grant is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers and 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 8-2, averaging 120.8 points, 45.8 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting.
Thunder: 5-5, averaging 112.9 points, 46 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting.
Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee).
Rockets Injuries: None listed.