Thursday night was not good if you were a Rockets player, coach, fan, or anything affiliated with the Houston professional basketball team. The Spurs strolled into the Toyota Center in Houston and promptly destroyed the Rockets to the tune of a 114-75 shellacking, doing so without their top star Kawhi Leonard. Houston’s performance in the game and complete lack of competitiveness in the game made them the laughing stock of the internet, but their loss also hit hard for some folks out in Vegas.
Prior to tip-off, the Rockets moved out to 7.5-point favorites as Leonard’s absence from the Spurs lineup pushed the line out to a significant margin. Money line value on the Rockets plummeted as well and you had to lay a large amount to take Houston, but that didn’t stop one confident Rockets backer from placing lots of money on Houston to win.