Feb 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Phoenix Suns shooting guard Goran Dragic (1) drives to the basket past center Dwight Howard (12) during the second half at the Toyota Center. Dragic leads his team with 23 points and Howard leads his team with 34 points. The Rockets defeated the Suns 122-108. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Houston Rockets At Phoenix Suns

The 37-18 Houston Rockets head to Phoenix to face the 33-21 Suns. The Suns are coming off a 21-point win against the Spurs on Friday night, whereas the Rockets are coming off a tough overtime loss against the Warriors on Thursday night. The Rockets are 1-1 this season against the Suns, with their last matchup resulting in a Rockets 14-point win earlier this month. Tonight’s game is at 8:00 PM and can be seen on ESPN .

 

The Matchups

Point Guard: Patrick Beverley v.s. Goran Dragic

Oh Goran! What I’d do to have you back in a Rockets uniform…

Edge: Suns

 

Shooting Guard: James Harden v.s. Gerald Green

Green’s success this season is one of the key reasons for the Sun’s turnaround. He’s averaging a career-high 14.6 ppg.

Edge: Rockets

 

Small Forward: Chandler Parsons v.s. P.J. Tucker

Averaging 9.4 ppg and 6.4 ppg in (all) 54 games this season, Tucker has been a very solid contributor for the Suns and has played well against the Rockets this season.

Edge: Rockets

 

Power Forward: Terrence Jones v.s. Channing Frye

Jones is averaging 6.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg in his last five games. Just before that stretch he dropped 19 points and 9 rebounds against Frye and the Suns. Which Jones will we get tonight?

Edge: Rockets

 

Center: Dwight Howard v.s. Miles Plumlee

Howard dropped 34 points and collected 14 rebounds in their last matchup. Let’s just say Plumlee may still be having nightmares from the game.

Edge: Rockets

 

Bench

Rockets – Jeremy LinOmri CasspiDonatas MotiejunasFrancisco GarciaOmer AsikJordan Hamilton.

Suns – Markieff MorrisMarcus MorrisIshmael SmithLeandro Barbosa , Archie Goodwin

Edge: Even

 

Injuries 

Rockets – Shockingly no one. But there’s still some time for that to change before the game.

Suns – Emeka Okafor (OUT), Eric Bledsoe (OUT).

 

Prediction – Likely going to be a great game under the bright lights. Rockets win a close one, 101-99.

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