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Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets game preview

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets have lost two games in a row for the first time all year. Is it time to panic?

Nah.

The Rockets lost on a back-to-back on the road against a team that was rested, then missed 73 wide open three pointers in the last five minutes of the Memphis game (as always, all stats approximate).

Tonight, the Rockets get a chance to get back on track when they take on the league’s worst team, the Brooklyn Nets. That’s right. The 6-76ers (h/t Xiane) are no more. And Brooklyn is in a weird spot this season because tanking does nothing for them. The Celtics own their first round pick. And yes, it’s unprotected.

The last time these teams met, the Rockets held the lead for the majority of the contest, only to let the Nets sneak back into the game late and take a lead (sound familiar?). But despite being down three points late, the Rockets retook the lead. With Houston up 1 and the clock winding down, this happened:

For Houston, Sam Dekker is questionable with a shoulder sprain. Isaiah Whitehead missed Brooklyn’s game on Friday night with a knee injury. He’s also questionable.

And because it’s Brooklyn and Jay-Z’s former team, there’s Bacon Pancakes!

Tip-off is at 5pm CT

For the opponent’s perspective, visit NetsDaily.