The league's worst team comes into Houston tonight as the Rockets get Terrence Jones back. But Marcus Thornton — free agent flotsam before the season — is still in the starting lineup because the Rockets are undefeated when he starts. The small-ball revolution has officially arrived in Houston.
That's not a bad thing! And the Rockets haven't been beating up on weaklings; their last two wins have been against the Thunder and Clippers. Danny argued that Marcus Thornton should start just a few hours ago and every commenter and every Twitter response agreed. So did McHale. This should be fun.
AK was too scared of a jinx to predict a Rockets win, but this should be a laugher. Hoooooly crap are they bad. Brook Lopez should be neutralized by Dwight Howard, Thaddeus Young doesn't create a matchup problem for Trevor Ariza and Jarrett Jack is going to be eating Ty Lawson's dust up and down the court. Come at me basketball gods.