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Rockets vs. Timberwolves: Live from Mexico City

The Rockets are playing in the Mexican equivalent of Denver tonight. And no, we're not talking about marijuana

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The Rockets play their first game since they suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, and they should have Dwight Howard back. How much everyone plays will be a key storyline, since the Rockets are facing the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City, and Mexico City is crazy high up in the mountains. When our national men's soccer team plays there, players compare the feeling of running like their lungs turning to ash. So that's cool.

More importantly, the Wolves will be without Ricky Rubio and if the Rockets don't win we'll have to have more conversations about if they're "for real." If they take care of business, they'll be at 7-1 and have (still) the best record in the NBA.