The Houston Rockets might be without Patrick Beverley and Jason Terry tonight, an unfriendly proposition against a Magic team with a burgeoning young backcourt.
Victor Oladipo had himself a game last time the Magic played the Rockets, leading the underdog Mickey Mouse crew to an upset. The Rockets can overtake Portland for the No. 3 seed with a win, so Dipo must be stop. Activate Beard.
Even if Bev and JET are playing, Pablo Prigioni figures to get some run. This might not be the greatest of things.
With the #Rockets, Pablo Prigioni has 5-to-1 asst-to-turnover ratio (20a-4to). Also shooting 20% (3-15) & 14.3% on 3's (2-14).— Adam Wexler (@awexler) March 17, 2015
So he takes care of the ball but he's been a steaming pile of liability when he's not passing said ball. The Magic aren't exactly brimming with depth, so hopefully Pablo gets a chance to get some run. This game is obviously not a must-win, but it's definitely a "come on, don't lose this one, guys."