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Game thread: Rockets vs. Pistons

It’s the first visit to Little Caesar’s Arena for the Rockets.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (27-10) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-17), Jan. 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, MI

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

Pistons SBNation Blog: Detroit Bad Boys

It’s the first trip to the Motor City for the Rockets since the Pistons moved downtown this offseason and the Rockets are looking to make their first trip up to Little Caesar’s a winning one.

Houston is coming off a loss on Thursday, while the Pistons are on the second night of a back-to-back as they lost 114-78 yesterday to the 76ers.

Size could be a challenge for the Rockets tonight as Andre Drummond averages 14.9 rebounds per game, second to DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers. Clint Capela ranks sixth with 11 per game, but will have a 40 pound disadvantage tonight over Drummond. It’ll be interesting to see how things shake out down low.

If the Rockets make their shots, they’ll be fine. The way they played on Thursday would have resulted in a win against almost every other team except the Warriors, who happened to be the opposition Thursday evening.

Wins are tough to come by in the NBA, especially road games out of conference, so if the Rockets can pull one out tonight, it will be special.

Check out AK’s preview before you watch tonight’s game.

Go Rockets!