Orlando Magic (14-34) vs. Houston Rockets (35-13), Jan. 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sports Southwest
Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App
Online: Rockets App
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Orlando has the league’s worst record but find ways to contend against the league’s best. Hopefully tonight they fail to find a way as the Rockets look to take the series sweep over them.
Tonight, the Rockets will be without Trevor Ariza and Chris Paul tonight as both are nursing injuries sustained in Sunday’s win over the Suns. Look for Eric Gordon and Luc Mbah a Moute to get starts tonight and for Gerald Green to get more minutes.
Per MDA, Chris Paul (sore right groin) will not play tonight against the Magic. Eric Gordon will start in his place. Trevor Ariza was previously ruled out because of a hamstring injury.— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) January 30, 2018
For the Magic, Aaron Gordon takes a seat tonight with a strained hip flexor, so the sides are somewhat balanced out.
Houston should take advantage with Gordon out and should not let this Magic team in.