Former OKC Thunder player James Harden will play in Chesapeake Energy Arena when the Thunder vs. Rockets takes place on Sunday, Dec. 29 in Oklahoma City. The OKC Thunder vs. the Houston Rockets is expected to be a great game, but without Russell Westbrook playing, it could be tougher for the hometown team to win against The Beard, according to a Dec. 28 Los Angeles Times report. This game is available on TV and via live stream if you are not able to watch the game live.
The Thunder struggled earlier this season without Russell Westbrook in their lineup, and losing him for a third time in 2013 (the knee trouble started during the 2013 playoffs) is rough for the team. In fact, the teams met up last season in the playoffs with some crazy play, and in game two Westbrook tore his meniscus, which is what started all the trouble with his knee. Since then, Westbrook has now had three knee surgeries. He will be out until the All-Star break in February.
Oklahoma City has only lost one at home this season, but when Houston comes into town with Dwight Howard, James Harden, and Chandler Parsons, the team could suffer in its second recent game without Westbrook even though Reggie Jackson has done a good job in his steed. Of course, with Jackson as a starter, the Thunder lost him as their top bench player. Meanwhile, the Rockets are playing their forth game in five days for the second time, so they could have trouble finishing out the stretch.
You can catch OKC vs. Houston starting at 7 p.m. EST live on NBAt, FSOK, and CSNH for TV. As for a live stream, you can watch the Thunder vs. the Rockets using the NBA League Pass, which requires a subscription. However, the game is available on computers and mobile devices with this service.