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Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game preview

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The Rockets take on a team that has had their number in the last couple of years when they welcome the Sixers to town.

This is terrifying.
This is terrifying.
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Wanna know every Rockets fans' nightmare scenario?

Houston gave the Nets their first win of the season, in Houston.

If they also give the 0-16 Sixers their first win of the season, in Houston, then all hell will break loose.

The Sixers have played Houston close numerous times over the last few years, despite their penchant for tanking. Two years ago, they stunned a Rockets team in OT after being down late. Last year, the Rockets needed a Brett Brown technical, a Michael Carter-Williams turnover, and a James Harden layup in the last minute to eke out a 1 point victory at home.

No one expects an easy win here because we've all been watching the Rockets. Who knows? They might come out thinking they will win by showing up and the Sixers will beat them by 30. They might actually try because it's a game that they know they can win. It's also possible that everyone but James can't make a shot and the game is close late when it shouldn't be.

In fact, that last one is the most likely.

And I guess I'll post one of my favorite movie montages since the Rockets are playing Philly. This in no way is meant to say that I only know Philly because of Rocky. I went there for a test in August and outside of the person that did a hit-and-run on my rental car, everyone was nice and the city itself was cool.

Tip-off is at 7pm CST.

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Again, apologies for the short preview. I'll be back to writing longer ones next week. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.