Both of these teams won last night. Phoenix did so in impressive fashion by beating the Mavericks 118-106 in Dallas. Houston did so in less impressive fashion by squeaking out a clutch win in Minnesota.
So momentum, health, and pretty much everything except home court favors the Suns tonight. Isaiah Thomas has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but everyone else is available to Jeff Hornacek.
Phoenix gave Houston fits last season and even though the Rockets won the season series 2-1, both wins were close and the second needed a game-winner from Patrick Beverley. As you may know, the Rockets probably won't have Beverley tonight. Luckily, the Suns don't feature two awesome ball-dominant guards who can wreck shop against an unproven rookie like Nick Johnson or an old geezer like Jason Terry.
Oh, they do have two awesome guards? Well crap.
Well, at least they don't have a group of stretch 4s that can take advantage of the lack of mobility of Donatas Motiejunas, Tarik Black, and Joey Dorsey.
Oh, they have a bunch of stretch 4s? Well crap.
Okay, but there's no way they have a Harden stopper who gives James fits and caused him to have arguably his worst game as a Rocket last season.
Oh, they still have P.J. Tucker? Well crap.
Looks like we're losing by 50.
Tip-off is at 7pm CST.
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