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The Rockets hope to head into a tough set against San Antonio and Oklahoma City on a three-game win streak by beating the Pelicans tonight in New Orleans.

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The Rockets are looking to improve to 3-0 in the second Josh Smith era as they travel to New Orleans to take on a hot Pelicans team.

As always, AK broke everything down for you in his game preview thread, so make sure you check it out if you haven't already.

Dwight Howard is going to sit again tonight, and Trevor Ariza will make another start at power forward according to Jonathan Feigen:

The Rockets can get within a half game of the Mavericks for the 6th spot in the West with a win tonight, and it would be great to head into the upcoming tough stretch against the Spurs and the Thunder with some momentum.