Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets Game Preview

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 31: Stephen Curry
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Here’s everything you could possibly need to know for the Golden State Warriors game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

The Golden State Warriors will be kicking off the 2017-18 regular season with their first of four games with the Houston Rockets, and we at Blue Man Hoop are more committed than ever to providing every casual, bandwagon or diehard basketball fan with the best coverage FanSided has to offer.

And let me tell you: this is shaping out to be one of the best seasons ever.

That’s assuming that you, like me, didn’t consider the Warriors’ 73-win season to be the greatest year ever in basketball. Sure, the Warriors had an awesome regular season, but the whole 3-1 lead thing has definitely left a stain on what should have been one of the greatest achievements in sports.

More importantly, the Warriors failed to go back-to-back, which is by far one of the most incredible feats in professional sports. This year, they’ll have the opportunity to finally check that one off the bucket list — against Western Conference talent, no less — and solidify themselves as one of the best sports teams ever assembled.

It all starts on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. PDT at Oracle Arena.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets

Tip-Off: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA


Radio: 95.7 The Game, ESPN Radio, Warriors Radio Network

Key Note #1: First 10,000 fans receive a 2017 Championship banner

Key Note #2: All fans will receive an Opening Night t-shirt

Key Note #3: Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m. for ring ceremony

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets

PG: Chris Paul

SG: James Harden

SF: Trevor Ariza

PF: Ryan Anderson

C: Clint Capela

Head Coach: Mike D’Antoni

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: NBA Champion Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

Omri Casspi is listed as probable (mild right ankle sprain).

Andre Iguodala is listed as questionable (back sprain).

Update (2:45 p.m. PT): Casspi available to play, Iguodala out

Next: 5 Opening Night Storylines Every Warriors Fan Should Follow

It’s currently 3:00 a.m. PT but I’m just way too excited to sleep with the NBA regular season starting in just over 12 hours. Are you as hype as I am, DubNation? Here’s to an healthy, exciting and fulfilling NBA season!