The Miami Heat will look to rebound from Sunday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies as they prepare to play the Houston Rockets Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Toyota Center in Houston.
Miami is averaging 112.2 points during a five-game winning streak against Houston, including a pair of road victories. However, the Heat have lost two of three on the road this season and shot a season-low 38.0 percent in Sunday's 104-86 defeat at Memphis.
The Heat enter this game with forward LeBron James averaging 21.9 points, 10 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Forward Chris Bosh averages 20.4 points and seven rebounds per game and guard Dwyane Wade averages 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and four assists per game.
The Heat will also have much of their focus on a familiar foe in James Harden. Though they didn't have much trouble with Harden in last season's NBA Finals, as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, they should expect him to be much more involved this time around.
Harden is averaging a team-high 26.5 points per game in a starting role as he has the Rockets at a 3-3 record to the season.
However, despite the addition of Harden, Houston ranks near the bottom of the league in shooting percentage (40.6) and 3-point percentage (29.0). However, the Rockets have compensated for those shortcomings with strong defense over their last two games, limiting opponents to 38.5 percent from the field.
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