The 29-19 Phoenix Suns head to town coming off a 9-point loss to the Chicago Bulls just last night. The 32-17 Houston Rockets haven’t played since defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Suns have been one of the league’s biggest surprises this season, led by former-Rocket Goran Dragic. The Rockets are 0-1 this season against the Suns, losing to them by 9 points in early December. Tonight’s game is at 7:00 PM and can be seen on CSN Houston.
Though maybe not officially an All-Star, we all know Dragic deserved to be on the team. He’s averaging around 20 points and 6 assists per game, while shooting just above 50% from the field.
Parsons missed the last game between the two teams and the offense put up just 88 points. Tucker dropped 18 points on the Rockets last game, doubling his 9 ppg average this season.
Frye is averaging 12.3 ppg on 40% from beyond the arc. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him in a Rockets uniform in a few weeks.
Plumlee has started every game for the Suns, and is averaging 9.4 ppg and 8.6 rpg in over 27 mpg. He’s been serviceable but the Suns may look at Pau Gasol for a needed upgrade.
Prediction – Suns on a back-to-back, Rockets relatively healthy for this one. Rockets 101-91.