Something interesting: the Rockets would have to go 12-20 over their last 32 games in order to match last season's record.
The Bucks are still looking for that 10th win. Meanwhile, the Rockets will try to climb to a .667 winning percentage for the first time since early December. And they are looking for their second five-game winning streak.
And on to the matchups!
Tip off is at 7:30pm CST.
Knight may be mostly remembered for getting dunked on by DeAndre Jordan, but he's a good player in his own right that shouldn't be underrated. Over his last five games, he's averaging 20/7/3. His three point shooting is a respectable 34%. He's in his third year, and I'm interested to see where his future leads.
On the other side, Patrick Beverley will have to hound him tonight.
Wolters isn't going to light the world on fire with his shooting, but he's a good caretaker and doesn't make many mistakes.
Harden will make plenty of mistakes, but should light the world on fire tonight.
As much as I hate to compliment a player from Texas A&M, I'll say this: Middleton has been a pleasant surprise for the Bucks, shooting 43% from three and went 25/6/3 against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Ilyasova is shooting 29% from three this season. Some of that is a bad team, and some is just poor shooting.
Remember when Rockets fans would have traded almost anyone for Ilyasova? You know who you are.
In his last 5 games, Sanders is averaging a double-double. And against the Nuggets on Wednesday, he went off for 25/15.
He still averages a bunch of fouls per game, so the Rockets should keep feeding Howard. After all, it's been a winning strategy so far.
Prediction: Rockets win 108-101.