The Rockets and Warriors will meet at Chase Center on Christmas Day for a rematch of last year's Western Conference semifinal, although, of course, both teams' outlooks have changed considerably since then.
Reigning conference champion Golden State is in tank mode, undone by a combination of departures and injuries. Draymond Green is the only notable starter from the Warriors dynasty expected to be in action Wednesday.
The arrival of Russell Westbrook and shedding of Chris Paul has given Houston a fresh look, and the Rockets are in the No. 3 spot of the West, winning six of their past seven games. Houston beat Golden State, 129-112, on Nov. 6, the only meeting between the two teams so far.
Here is everything you need to know to watch Rockets vs. Warriors, including the tipoff time and TV channel for the Christmas Day game.
What channel is Rockets vs. Warriors on today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Live stream: Watch ESPN
Rockets vs. Warriors will be broadcast live on ABC. Mark Jones and Hubie Brown are on the call with Israel Gutierrez reporting from the sideline.
You can also live-stream the game via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
Rockets vs. Warriors: What time is tipoff?
- Date: Wednesday, Dec. 25
- Start time: 5 p.m. ET
The 2:30 p.m. ET tipoff marks the third game of the NBA's Christmas Day slate, and the second on ABC. The Clippers and Lakers will follow at 8 p.m. ET.
Rockets schedule 2019
Here are the Rockets' next five games:
|Dec. 25||at Warriors||5 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec. 28||vs. Nets||8 p.m. ET||—|
|Dec. 29||at Pelicans||8 p.m. ET||—|
|Dec. 31||vs. Nuggets||7 p.m. ET||NBA TV|
|Jan. 3||vs. 76ers||8 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Warriors schedule 2019
Here are the Warriors' next five games:
|Dec. 25||vs. Rockets||5 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec. 27||vs. Suns||10:30 p.m. ET||NBA TV|
|Dec. 28||vs. Mavericks||8:30 p.m. ET||—|
|Dec. 31||at Spurs||7 p.m. ET||—|
|Jan. 2||at Timberwolves||8 p.m. ET||—|