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Game #82: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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Tonight marks the last game of the regular season, folks. Your Houston Rockets hold fate in the palm of James Harden's beard. If the Rockets win we play the Spurs or Nuggets. If the Rockets lose, we play the Thunder. It's that simple.

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2012/2013 NBA Season
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April 17th, 2013
STAPLES Center
9:30 PM CST
ESPN
Starting Lineups
Jeremy Lin PG Steve Blake
James Harden SG Jodie Meeks
Chandler Parsons SF Metta World Peace
Greg Smith PF Pau Gasol
Omer Asik C Dwight Howard
2012/13 Advanced Stats
96.2 (1st of 30) Pace 94.5 (4th of 30)
109.8 (6th of 30) ORtg 107.9 (9th of 30)
106.1 (16th of 30) DRtg 106.7 (20th of 30)

Also see: Silver Screen & Roll (Preview, Twitter)

Injuries:

Kobe Bryant: left Achilles surgery, out for the season

Devin Ebanks: respiratory infection, questionable for tonight

Jordan Hill: right hip surgery, expected out for the season

Steve Nash: right hip spasms/sprained right ankle/back, expected out tonight

Tweets:

Player to watch:


Dwight Howard

#12 / Center / Los Angeles Lakers

6-11

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Dec 08, 1985


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Who do you want the Rockets to play in the first round?

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  • 9%
    Denver Nuggets
    (12 votes)
  • 70%
    San Antonio Spurs
    (89 votes)
  • 19%
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    (25 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now