Preview: Houston Rockets At Indiana Pacers

If LeBron James shot the three with Paul George‘s hand on him would the foul have been called? Who knows. What we do know is the Pacers are coming off a tough loss to the Miami Heat Wednesday night and enter tonight’s game with a 20-5 record. The Rockets are 17-9 and coming off a win against the Chicago Bulls. Tonight’s game is at 7:00 PM and can be seen on ESPN or CSN Houston.

 

The Matchups

Point Guard: Patrick Beverley v.s. George Hill

Remember the George Hill that was nailing three after three in the playoffs? Well that’s not the George Hill I know. The Pacers could really use an upgrade at the PG spot.

Edge: Rockets

 

Shooting Guard: James Harden v.s. Lance Stephenson

Stephenson is blossoming into nice player for the Pacers. He’s averaging 13/6/5 for the Pacers in 25 starts.

Edge: Rockets

 

Small Forward: Chandler Parsons v.s. Paul George

There’s not many SF’s in the NBA I prefer over Parsons but George is having an MVP-type season for the Pacers. He’s elevated himself into one of the NBA’s best players. Superstar

Edge: Pacers

 

Power Forward: Terrence Jones v.s. David West

West has been a very good player for a long time in the NBA. He’s averaging 13/7 and is coming off a big 23-point performance in a close loss to the Heat.

Edge: Pacers

 

Center: Dwight Howard v.s. Roy Hibbert

Howard v.s. Hibbert will be a key matchup to tonight’s game. Both are capable scorers and it will be interesting to see which center wins this matchup.

Edge: Rockets

 

Bench:

Rockets – Francisco GarciaOmri CasspiAaron BrooksDonatas MotiejunasGreg Smith 

Pacers – Luis Scola, C.J. Watson, Orlando Johnson, Ian Mahinmi, Rasual Butler

Edge: Rockets

 

Players Listed As Out:

Rockets –  Omer AsikJeremy Lin

Pacers – None

 

Prediction – Pacers – 103-101

 

Topics: Houston Rockets

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