Tip off a new NBA season when the Rockets face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center

Houston Rockets players are introduced before a game
Courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Watch the Houston Rockets take to their home court against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2020-21 NBA season opener at Toyota Center on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

A brand new NBA season is suddenly upon us and the Houston Rockets will take to home court, after a full team overhaul during the brief offseason, to face the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center.

New signings John Wall, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins and Christian Wood are expected to play alongside James Harden and limited fans will be allowed admission to see it live.

The Houston Rockets and Toyota Center are adhering to new public safety rules for attendance, including all fans taking a COVID-19 Symptom and Exposure survey within 48 hours of entering the stadium. Click here to learn more about public safety rules taking place at Toyota Center.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center