Rockets mania continues in Manila

Rockets mania continues in Manila
October 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Rockets mania continues in Asia as they get ready for their first game of the trip.

The team is overseas to play two preseason games against the Indiana Pacers in the Philippines and Taiwan. The first game will air on CSN Houston on Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. and the second game will also air on CSN Houston at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The third full day included a school visit by some of the players and an NBA reception with both teams at the official team hotel. Stay tuned to Thursday's SportsTalk Live at 5 p.m., our special one-hour SportsNet Central show at 6 p.m., our 30-minute 10 p.m. SportsNet Central show and our website for video from those events as well as sound from Kevin McHale, James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Dwight Howard. Leila Rahimi will also have a game preview.

For now, here's a 1-on-1 with Patrick Beverley and sound from James Harden.

Our CSN Houston crew, reporter Leila Rahimi and photographer Allen Reid, is the only Houston TV crew on the trip with the Rockets, so stay tuned to our SportsTalk Live and SportsNet Central shows throughout their 10-day trip for their reports, which will also be posted on You can also keep up with their trip by following them on twitter: @LeilaRahimiCSN and @Allen_Reid.