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Game thread: Rockets vs. Celtics

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The Rockets head to Boston to take on another top team that’s been struggling.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets meet the Boston Celtics tonight in a match up of formerly red hot teams that have suddenly gone cold.

The Rockets’ troubles are enhanced by the fact they are battling so many injuries. There’s no Chris Paul tonight (though head coach Mike D’Antoni did say he hasn’t been ruled out for tomorrow), no Clint Capela and no Luc Mbah a Moute.

As a result of so many injuries, the Rockets have gone out and signed former Celtic (and short-time ex-Rocket) and Houston native Gerald Green. D’Antoni told the Houston Chronicle that he actually expects Green to see some court time tonight.

The Celtics will be without Jaylen Brown tonight and, of course, Gordon Hayward, though Marcus Morris is expected to play.

Tonight’s game, which is in Boston, is a nationally televised contest on TNT, and we’ll see which one of these suddenly cold teams can make a statement.

As always, here’s AK’s preview and join us at halftime on Facebook Live. See you in a few minutes for tip-off. Go Rockets!