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Game thread: Rockets vs. Bucks

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The Rockets will be without some key players tonight against the Bucks.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets are currently on a 12-game win streak and coming off of a statement-making thumping of the San Antonio Spurs last night, but the grind of the season could be catching up to them this evening.

With Luc Mbah a Moute already sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Rockets will also be without starting center Clint Capela tonight, who will sit with a heel injury.

Houston could also potentially be without James Harden tonight. He’s listed as a game-time decision as he battles a knee injury. He was present for warm ups, but at the time of this post, his status is still status is still up in the air.

The Rockets recalled Briante Weber and Demetrius Jackson up from Rio Grande Valley, and it’s likely that Ryan Anderson starts in place of Capela. It is possible we see some Nene tonight, despite it being a back-to-back, considering the Rockets are so shorthanded, but expect to see Tarik Black get some run as well.

The Rockets are playing some great ball right now, but the 82-game slate gets to almost everyone at some point. Could tonight be that night for Houston?

Check AK’s preview before the game. Go Rockets!