Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets: TV info, live stream, injury report

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The Brooklyn Nets are at home Friday night as the Houston Rockets make their annual visit to Barclays Center. Here’s how to catch the action.

The Brooklyn Nets hope to continue the momentum from Wednesday’s overtime victory as they host the Houston Rockets Friday night at Barclays Center.

The Rockets (1-5) have stumbled out of the gate, with injuries and defensive problems contributing to four consecutive losses as they come on the road to the East Coast for the first time this season.

Brooklyn (3-5) will be looking for its first back-to-back wins of the season after coming back from 10 points down in the second half for a 120-119 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, a game in which the Nets squandered an early 15-point lead of their own.

Of the Rockets’ recent run of four straight defeats, the last three came at home and all were by double-digits — hardly the stuff of a team coming off a franchise-record 65 victories a season ago.

This will be the first of five straight road games for Houston, while the Nets are playing the second of three consecutive games at Barclays Center.

The Nets kicked off the homestand with their win Wednesday over the Pistons, getting 25 points — 22 in the second half — and some late heroics from Spencer Dinwiddie, who tied the game with a 3-pointer late in regulation, gave Brooklyn the lead with another 3 late in overtime and then made the game-saving stop on Blake Griffin at the defensive end as time wound down.

Joe Harris added a season-high 23 points for the Nets, Ed Davis chipped in off the bench with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Caris LeVert and D’Angelo Russell each dished out six assists and Russell added three steals.

Houston last played on Tuesday, when the Portland Trail Blazers laid a 104-85 beatdown on the Rockets at Toyota Center.

Chris Paul scored 17 points and had nine assists to lead Houston, while Clint Capela finished wit 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots.

The Rockets shot a season-worst 10-for-43 from 3-point range (23.3 percent) and weren’t a lot better shooting from anywhere else, hitting just 32.3 percent (31-for-96) overall and going 13-for-23 at the free throw line.

Since the Nets joined the NBA in 1976, they trail the all-time series to Houston badly, going 30-62. The Rockets own the longest winning streak in the series, taking 14 consecutive meetings from Dec. 27, 2006, through Nov. 29, 2013.

Houston had the highest-scoring game in the series as well, also posting the largest margin of victory between the teams with a 139-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets in Houston on Oct. 18, 1978.

Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy has the highest-scoring individual game between the teams, pouring in 57 points for the Rockets in a game the New Jersey Nets won in Houston on March 18, 1978, 106-104.

Another member of the Hall of Fame, the late Drazen Petrovic, scored 44 points for the Nets in a 100-83 win over the Rockets in East Rutherford, N.J., on Jan. 24, 1993.

Since the Brooklyn move, Joe Johnson has the most points against Houston in a single game, a 32-point effort in a 105-96 win at Barclays Center on April 2, 2014.

The Nets are 3-9 against the Rockets since coming to the borough in 2012 and have lost four in a row overall in the series, including two straight at home.

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Here’s how you can catch Friday night’s action on your favorite screen.

Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: First meeting (Rockets won last season, 2-0)
Records: Houston (1-5), Brooklyn (3-5)

Scoring: HOU 105.8 (26th), BKN 108.3 (23rd)
Defense: HOU 116.3 (20th), BKN 112.1 (16th)

Off. Rating: HOU 105.2 (25th), BKN 109.2 (17th)
Def. Rating: HOU 115.6 (24th), BKN 113.1 (21st)
Pace: HOU 100.6 (17th), BKN 97.9 (28th)

Shooting: HOU 41,2% (29th), BKN 45.4% (16th)
3-point: HOU 33.3% (24th), BKN 38.1% (7th)

Opponent shooting: HOU 49.0% (27th), BKN 45.1% (11th)
Opponent 3-point: HOU 34.4% (12th), BKN 35.6% (17th)


HoustonPROBABLE–James Ennis (strained right hamstring). DOUBTFUL–James Harden (strained left hamstring). OUT–Nene (right calf tightness), Brandon Knight (left knee).

Brooklyn: PROBABLE–Rodions Kurucs (sprained left ankle). OUT–DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy), Treveon Graham (strained left hamstring).

Last meeting

Feb. 6 at Brooklyn: James Harden made three free throws with 1:03 remaining to snuff out the Brooklyn Nets’ late charge and help the Houston Rockets hold on for a 123-113 victory at Barclays Center.

Harden finished with 36 points and five assists for the Rockets, while Chris Paul added 25 points and five dimes. Clint Capela had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.

DeMarre Carroll paced Brooklyn with 21 points. Joe Harris grabbed eight rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 18 points, nine assists and three steals.

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What’s next?

Houston: at Chicago, Saturday; at Indiana, Monday; at Oklahoma City, Thursday

Brooklyn: vs. Philadelphia, Sunday; at Phoenix, Tuesday; at Denver, Nov. 9