Rockets guard Austin Rivers ‘feels good,’ will play vs. Warriors in Game 2
Houston Rockets combo guard Austin Rivers will play in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
Rivers missed Game 1 due to a stomach virus.
D’Antoni said Austin Rivers “feels good. The game will dictate” playing time, role.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) May 1, 2019
The Rockets lost Game 1 by a final score of 104-100. The Warriors will look to take a 2-0 series lead by winning Game 2.
In 47 regular season games with the Rockets, Rivers averaged 8.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Rivers began the season with the Washington Wizards. Washington traded him to the Phoenix Suns in the Trevor Ariza deal. After getting waived by the Suns, Rivers signed with the Rockets on Dec. 24.
Rivers averaged 6.2 points in Houston’s first round series win against the Utah Jazz. The Rockets defeated the Jazz in five games.
All eyes are going to be on the referees in Game 2 after what happened in Game 1. Both the Rockets and Warriors were unhappy with how the game was officiated in Game 1. The Rockets are hoping Rivers’ return to the lineup will be a big enough boost for them to steal Game 2 on the road. James Harden, Chris Paul, Eric Gordon and Rivers are the only players on Houston who can get to the rim and create their own shot off the dribble.
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