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Robert Covington expected to play in Game 4

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Roco will be there.

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets just got some good news. Robert Convington, who was forced to exit Game 3 after a hard collision with Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, is expected to be available for Thursday’s Game 4.

According to ESPN’s Time MacMahon, Covington is not in the concussion protocol and doesn’t have a broken nose.

The collision happened late in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, and there were legitimate questions whether or not Covington would be available for Thursday.

Roco has been one of Houston’s best role players in the postseason, averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, and league-leading 2.6 steals per game. He’s also been red hot with his shooting, shooting 51 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range.

The Rockets are going to need all hands on deck to get back in the series after losing two games in a row, so this is definitely much-needed news for Houston.

Both Danuel House and Tyson Chandler missed Game 3 for unspecified personal reasons, and we’ll have an update on both of those guys as soon as we know something. Obviously, House is a key member of the rotation, while Chandler’s value is in locker room leadership, but we’ll hopefully see both of those guys back Thursday as well.