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Scouting report: Rockets vs. Heat

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When/where: 6 p.m. Thursday; American Airlines Arena.

TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/KBME 790

Rockets update

 Over the last 10 games, the Rockets (36-25) are fifth in scoring (117.4 points per game) compared with the Heat (106.4), which are 27th, but the teams are more evenly matched at around 35 percent on 3-point shooting.

In their careers against Miami, guard James Harden has averaged 23.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 19 games and guard Chris Paul has averaged 17.1 points, 9.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds.

In his last 10 games, Paul is averaging 18.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and 9.3 assists.


In his last five games, forward P.J. Tucker is 14 for 29 (48.3 percent) from 3.

Guard Gerald Green had 13 points in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

Green has scored 10-plus points in five of the past six games.


Center Kenneth Faried (left hip) and guard Iman Shumpert (right calf) are questionable for Thursday’s game because of injuries.

Heat update

 The Heat (26-33) are looking to sweep the season series for the second time over the past three seasons. The Heat are 32-31 all-time versus the Rockets during the regular season and 20-13 in games played in Miami.

Guard Dwyane Wade has totaled 1,048 blocks, including the regular season and postseason, the second-most by a guard in NBA history and three rejections short of tying Michael Jordan (1,051). Wade has blocked 873 regular season shots and 175 during the postseason while Jordan has rejected 893 regular season shots and 158 in the postseason.

Statistically speaking

2,085 – The number of steals Chris Paul and Karl Malone have for 10th-place all-time.


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