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Game thread: Rockets vs. Trail Blazers

A Houston nemesis is the opponent tonight.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (19-4) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-11), Dec. 9, 2017, 9:00 p.m. CDT

Location: MODA Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, OR

TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App

Online: Rockets App

Blazers SBNation Blog: Blazers Edge

The Rockets are looking to earn their ninth straight win tonight as they face off against a shorthanded Portland squad who could be without two starters tonight.

Jusuf Nurkic has already been ruled out with with an ankle injury and Maurice Harkless is questionable with a quad contusion.

The Rockets will roll with their original starting five and will be getting back Nene, who missed Thursday’s win over the Jazz with a corneal abrasion.

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
Chris Paul Damian Lillard
James Harden C.J. McCollum
Trevor Ariza Evan Turner
Ryan Anderson Al-Farouq Aminu
Clint Capela Meyers Leonard

Be sure to check out AK’s preview, as well as Blazers Edge’s and enjoy the game!