Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets head to Denver to face the Nuggets.

The Nuggets have had 3 days off. The Rockets played last night.

The Nuggets are at home. The Rockets are (obviously) on the road.

The Nuggets will got plenty of sleep last night. Houston got into Denver late and lost an hour on the flight.

I live-tweeted the Rockets-Lakers game. Some things to keep an eye on:

Houston was able to rest most of their starters for the fourth quarter because of the dominant third quarter.

Terrence Jones tweaked his left calf last night. It was a non-contact injury. It was called a strain but it may have been a cramp too. I don't know if he'll play or not.

I think if Jones can't go, McHale might throw this game away and live to fight another day. Denver is 20-18 at home this year but I think the deck is stacked in their favor tonight. They may be without Ty Lawson again, though.

Other games with Western Conference playoff implications tonight:

Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies: 7pm CST on ESPN.

Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Hornets: 7pm CST.

Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers: 9pm CST.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers: 9:30pm CST on ESPN.

Rockets vs Nuggets coverage

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