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Rockets vs. 76ers game thread

In a potential NBA Finals preview, the Houston Rockets look to extend their winning streak to seven against the Philadelphia 76ers. 

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Houston Rockets (39-22) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (41-21), Mar. 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Toyota Center Houston, TX

TV: ESPN, AT&T Sports Southwest

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

Online: Rockets App

76ers SBNation Blog: Liberty Ballers

Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: Chris Paul, James Harden, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela

76ers: Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Amir Johnson

This will be the Rockets second and final meeting of the season against the 76ers. The last time the two teams faced off, Philadelphia came away victorious in a chippy 121-93 win over the Rockets. For the 76ers to win their season series against the Rockets, they will have to do so without their all-star big man Joel Embiid, who will miss his eighth straight game due to injury.

For Houston, the Rockets come into tonight’s game seeking their seventh straight victory, as the hottest NBA team following the all-star break. Since ending his 30-point streak in a win against the Atlanta Hawks, James Harden is currently averaging 41.2 points per game in the last four games.

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