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The Houston Rockets are set to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in what should be an emotional return for Russell Westbrook.

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Houston Rockets (25-11) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-16), Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

TV: TNT, 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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Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Danuel House, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela

Thunder: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Terrance Ferguson, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams

Winners of four of their last five games, the Houston Rockets are predicted to come up victorious in a hard-fought battle against the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s BPI, who is giving the Rockets a 51% chance of winning.

Russell Westbrook is making his return to OKC for the first time as a member of the Rockets. In his first meeting, Westbrook came one assist shy of a triple-double (21 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists) to help Houston take a 116-112 victory over his former team.

For Oklahoma City, the Thunder come into tonight’s game following a 111-103 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. In the win, Chris Paul scored 20 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 points in the win.

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