The Houston Rockets (47-22) face the Charlotte Bobcats (34-36) who are somehow playoff bound in the Eastern Conference. The Rockets have won three straight as they look to continue to beat up on the weaker teams. All three wins have been without Dwight Howard who is questionable to play today. The Bobcats are coming off a 30-point win of their own against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rockets are 1-0 against the Bobcats this season, with their win coming on Opening Night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM and can be seen on CSN Houston.
Kemba is averaging close to 18 points and 6 assists per game this season. He’s shooting just 40.6% from the field this season and Beverley is certainly capable of making it a long night for Walker.
Henderson is coming off of a 23/8/5 performance against the Blazers but he’ll have his hands full tonight with the league’s best shooting guard.
Chandler wins this matchup everywhere, including having more total “A’s” in his name.
McRoberts should really be coming off the bench but the Bobcats don’t have many better options. Jones has been averaging 16.5 ppg in his last four games, after scoring a combined 19 points in his previous four games beforehand.
I’ve always loved the way Jefferson has played and he may be the best low-post player in the game. Howard is a GTD but I bet he suits up tonight.
Prediction - Bobcats are an underrated squad, but the Rockets are in cruise mode. Rockets 111-102.