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The Rockets will begin a difficult road trip tonight on Christmas day in the Windy City. Following tonight's holiday showdown, the Rockets will head to Minnesota to face the reinvigorated Timberwolves and then to San Antonio to do battle with the perpetually relevant Spurs. The Bulls are not the same team without Rose but they field a tenacious defense and will play with conviction on a national stage. Expect some fireworks.
|2012/2013 NBA Season|
|December 25th, 2012|
|7:00 PM CST
|2012/13 Advanced Stats|
|96.4 (1st of 30)||Pace||90.0 (27th of 30)|
|108.0 (7th of 30)||ORtg||102.7 (23rd of 30)|
|105.9 (19th of 30)||DRtg||100.7 (4th of 30)|
: bruised right foot, out indefinitely
Derrick Rose: left knee surgery, out indefinitely
Richard Hamilton: torn plantar fascia left foot, possible for 12/29/2012
Question to Consider:
Joakim Noah had the following to say regarding his upcoming bout with Omer Asik (from CSN Houston): "I wish him nothing but the best. But hopefully, he plays like s*** tomorrow." Earlier this season, Asik got the best of Noah late in the game (despite a largely mediocre performance). Who comes out on top tonight in Chicago?