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Ariza out, Nene doubtful vs. 76ers

The injury bug continues to bite the Rockets.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

According to Jonathan Feigen, Trevor Ariza and Nene are both dealing with injuries and will likely not suit up tomorrow night against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ariza is already deemed out for Wednesday’s tilt and Nene is unlikely to play with his Achilles injury. This marks three rotation players that Houston will be without. Their statuses for Friday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets is up in the air.

With these injuries, look for P.J. Tucker, Luc Mbah a Moute and Tarik Black to see an increase in minutes. In fact, it’s already been announced that Mbah a Moute will get the start in Ariza’s place.

Ariza’s been struggling to start the year, averaging just 5 points per game on 22 percent shooting, and is just 3-19 from three, so hopefully a night or two off to get healthy will get him back into the groove. He was 19-40 from three during the preseason and put in 16 points per game, so if he can get back to that hot shooting once returning to the lineup, the Rockets will be in good shape.