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The Rockets take on the Nets for the first time since they moved the Brooklyn. The game will take place in Houston though.
Apparently the Rockets are playing what is called a "home" game tonight. I'm not really sure, but I'm pretty sure that means they're playing on the road.
In a vacuum, you've got to like the Rockets chances tonight. The good guys are coming off a morale-boosting win over a team that sent them into a slump. The Nets are coming off a 24 point loss last night to the Grizzlies and will be getting into Houston later than the Rockets most likely.
But games aren't playing in a vacuum. The Nets are 10-2 in January even with that loss and have been playing much better with P.J. Carlisemo.
The Rockets are approximately 2-10,000 in January and who's the coach again? Am I saying that right? "Coach?"
Sidebar: what does it mean when the other team doesn't score over 100 points? I'm just not used to seeing it. I've heard legends that it's possible, but that's like a "Yeah, the Elder Wand does exist" kind of myth right?
It's Saturday, so it's one sentence matchups day!
Tip off is at 7pm CST.
Lin played extremely well against the Hornets, but still got stuck in the lane on his drives more than I would have liked, which is picking nits really.
Remember when Rockets fans wanted Morey to throw $120 million at Johnson (you know who you are)?
Small Forward: Chandler Parsons vs. Gerald Wallce
Ultra-intriguing matchup between two small forwards that can do a little bit of everything.
Evans has always been a monster on the boards, but if Patterson gets his groove back we're in for a treat.
After facing Robin, Omer takes on
Batman Brook tonight.
Prediction: Rockets win 103-94