Sunday evening's NBA slate features MVP candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road against the Sacramento Kings. With just a few games left for the regular season, Houston is already in the NBA playoff picture and knows their matchup. Meanwhile, the rebuilding Sacramento Kings team is playing for pride in front of their home fans, to offer a glimpse of the future. Today's Houston vs. Sacramento game will be live on television and live streaming for NBA fans to enjoy, thanks to various sources.

Houston vs. Sacramento preview

While James Harden has not yet clinched the NBA MVP Award, his team has clinched a spot in the playoffs as the No. 3 seed. That will give them home court advantage when they open the playoffs against fellow MVP candidate Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Today, the Rockets are expected to play most of their stars, but the amount of time they go will be dependent on how coach Mike D'Antoni decides to try to conserve starters for the postseason.

One bit of good news come for the Rockets as well, as former starter Ryan Anderson will be back in action, meaning Eric Gordon now takes on a sixth man role.

The Sacramento Kings have already been eliminated from the playoff picture weeks ago, but that won't stop them from putting up a fight. The team sits at a record of 31-48 and will try to avoid a season sweep by Houston for the first time since 1997-98 season.

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It's a new look squad now that longtime star DeMarcus Cousins has been shipped to New Orleans, with Buddy Hield considered the team's newest star for the future. Sacramento will be without Kosta Koufos, Arron Afflalo, Darren Collison, and Tyreke Evans.

The Houston Rockets enter this game as large favorites, listed as 11-point favorites on the spread, or -700 on the moneyline. The Sacramento Kings are 11-point underdogs or +500 on the moneyline.

Today's over/under is 223.5 points for the complete game. The Kings are 31-24-1 as the underdog against the spread and 19-20 ATS at home. Houston is 28-29 as the favorite against the spread, and 19-20 on the road.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Rockets vs. Kings game gets started at 6 p.m. Eastern Time from Sacramento. Live television coverage is available to United States viewers with NBA TV as part of their channel lineup.

In addition, the game may be shown in the two teams' respective regions, unless there are blackout restrictions. Viewers may be able to see the game on Comcast Sportsnet -- Sacramento or ROOT Sports South West for Rockets fans.

Live streaming coverage is available to cable and satellite subscribers with NBA TV as part of their channel lineup. It's also available for NBA League Pass full season or team subscribers.

The game may be available for purchase on an individual basis to allow fans to watch as well. More information is available through the NBA.com website in terms of how to watch today's basketball matchup live.

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