Houston Rockets Vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Game 45: Sneak Peek Analysis


The Houston Rockets will avenge their terrible loss against the Miami Heat last night and move on.

The Houston Rockets will avenge their terrible loss against the Miami Heat last night and move on.

The Rockets take on the 20-20 Milwaukee Bucks tonight:

So who’s leading the charge for the Bucks?

It’s one-man show!  Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring (23.4 PPG), is the top assist man (5.6 APG), the top board-getter (8.6 RPG), shot-blocker (2.1 BPG) and holds the torch in steals (1.8 SPG).

Let’s talk about what the Bucks do well.

They keep that basketball moving.  The Bucks are 2nd in the league in assist ratio with 18.8 percent of their possessions ending with an assist.

They’re a good offensive team.  The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in regard to offensive efficiency, averaging 107.6 points per 100 possessions.

They have some good shooters on deck.  The Bucks are 5th in effective field goal percentage (52.8) and 8th in true shooting percentage (56.4).

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Clint Capela collided into Karl-Anthony Towns Dec. 17th against the T-Wolves.  He seemed to be in tremendous pain and could not walk on his own power to locker room.

It’s apparent that he has a minor fracture of his fibula and is expected to be out at least four weeksNene will have some big shoes to fill as Capela heals but the Rockets can press on without him.

Capela traveled with the team on this past road trip and his first full practice with the team went well Monday.  It was pain-free so he did start in last night’s game against Heat.

Although he wasn’t on a minutes-restriction, he only saw eight minutes of action with him chipping in five rebounds, one assist and one block in the team’s eventual 109-103 loss.  That’s quite productive if you ask me.

Ryan Anderson has been battling the flu the past few days but it was finally to a point to where he couldn’t suit up last night.  His status, of course, is day-to-day and I’d likely deem him QUESTIONABLE for tonight.

There are no injuries to report for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Source(s): Houston Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com

Matchups to Watch:

  1. Trevor Ariza vs. Giannis Antetok
  2. Patrick Beverley vs. Matthew Dellavedova
  3. Ryan Anderson?/Montrezl Harrell vs. Jabari Parker
  4. Clint Capela/Nene Hilario vs. Greg Monroe/John Henson


110-102 in a Houston Rockets’ win!

The Rockets are back at home to take on the Bucks at Toyota Center.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST.

The game will be televised on ROOT Sports Southwest and broadcast on SportsTalk 790 AM (KBME), Sirius/XM/SiriusXM 216 (Internet 890) and La Ranchera 101.7 FM (KNTE) & 850 AM (KEYH) in Spanish.

Go Rockets!