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Rockets vs. Bucks game thread

A battle of MVP candidates that shouldn’t decide the award, but just might.

NBA: All Star Game Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There’s not too much I can say that the incomparable AK didn’t already cover in his game preview, but let me just say that I fully expect Twitter to explode no matter the result of this game, with hot takes claiming Giannis Antetokuonmpo is the MVP or that James Harden is the rightful owner of the hardware due to a single game in March.

No matter the take, it’ll be an incorrect one unless it’s about taking into consideration both players’ entire body of work. If the Rockets win, I’ll probably be tempted to hit a few underhand ones out of the park as well, but ultimately, both of these guys have worked too hard for the entire season to let one game define the year for either one of them.

Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell will be out for Milwaukee, while it sounds like Eric Gordon is going to play for Houston.

This is the nationally televised game on TNT and the clear game of the night, and it’ll be interesting to see how the Rockets match up with the Bucks after getting handled relatively easily the last time these two teams met.

That was without Chris Paul though, so expect a different showing from the boys in red tonight.

Go Rockets!