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Game thread: Suns vs. Rockets

From one side of the standings to the other, two teams meet in Houston tonight.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (19-57) vs. Houston Rockets (61-14), Mar. 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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The Rockets rank first in the league in winning percentage. The Suns rank last in the league in winning percentage. Stranger things have happened, but I like the Rockets’ chances tonight.

With homecourt locked throughout the Western Conference playoffs, the Rockets still need to snatch homecourt for the entire playoffs, but the magic number is just 2. It can get to 1 tonight with a win over the Suns.

The Rockets will continue to rest some of their players in preparation for the postseason. Eric Gordon, Chris Paul, and Nene will not see the floor tonight. Look for Gerald Green to get his first start with the Rockets. Luc Mbah a Moute will also play tonight after missing the last couple of games.

The Suns will be without Elfrid Payton, T.J. Warren, Devin Booker, Alex Len, and Jared Dudley. Their quest for the most ping pong balls is still in play. Phoenix sits 2.5 games worse than every team in the league.

Given the circumstances, this one should be a DOOZIE.

Check out AK’s preview before tipoff and Go Rockets!