The Houston Rockets got a much needed two-day break as they rest up from injuries following their loss to the Sacramento Kings. James Harden, Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, and Jeremy Lin all missed practice time this week with varying injuries. Tonight’s preview is a tough one to write. Omer Asik could be traded any time before game time and it’s tough to tell which Rockets will suit up. Here’s my best guess for tonight’s matchups. Tonight’s game is at 8:30 PM and can be seen on ESPN or CSN Houston.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harden won’t play tonight. Butler is averaging 11/4 in 12 starts this season.
UPDATE: James Harden is expected to suit up.
Deng is averaging 19.7 ppg and 7.1 rpg in 19 starts this season. He hasn’t been effective from beyond the arc, shooting just 27.8% from three. Expect Deng to play at least 40 minutes tonight.
Does anyone even like Boozer?
Side note: I hate the way Noah shoots his free throws.
Game Time Decisions:
Rockets – James Harden (Expected to play)
Bulls - Kirk Hinrich (Expected to sit)
Players Listed As Out:
Bulls – Derrick Rose
Prediction – Rockets – 103-89
Topics: Houston Rockets