It's Sunday, and we all know what the Spurs look like, so we're going to keep this light.
Tonight is a big game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets sit half a game behind the Warriors (probably a whole game after GSW takes on the Wizards on Saturday), and the good guys have a rough stretch here in front of them.
It starts tonight the Spurs, then Wednesday the Pacers come to town. I said earlier that I hope the Rockets can split these games, but 2-0 or 0-2 are certainly possible outcomes.
Then the Rockets hit the road (I almost forgot what that was) and take on the Memphis Grizzlies, who will likely be without Marc Gasol. Then it's back to the Toyota Center to take on the Clippers, whom the Rockets cannot seem to beat, even if Morey thinks we match up well against them. All said, March isn't likely to end on an incredibly high note unless the Rockets pull off some surprises.
If the Rockets go 0-4 here, it won't be time to panic, but worry should set in. The April slate is relatively winnable. Games against the Nuggets in Denver, Memphis at home, and the Lakers in LA for the finale stand out as games the Rockets could lose. But along the way, they get the Suns and Kings twice, plus the Magic and Blazers.
No matter what, it starts tonight against a team that is 3-0 against the Rockets this season.
And as an homage to our brethren at Pounding the Rock, Jeremy must dominate Parker.
Tip-off at 6pm CST.