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The Houston Rockets will attempt to end a two-game losing streak tonight against the 6-2 Orlando Magic. 

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Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic, January 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

Magic SB Nation Blog: Orlando Pinstriped Post


Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: John Wall, James Harden, David Nwaba, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood

Magic: Cole Anthony, Dwayne Bacon, James Ennis, Gary Clark, Nikola Vucevic


Injury Report:

Rockets: Chris Clemons (Out - Achilles), Danuel House Jr. (Out - Back Spasms), Brodric Thomas (Out - Ankle Sprain)

Magic: Al-Farouq (Out - Knee), Michael Carter-Williams (Out - Foot Sprain), Evan Fournier (Out - Back Spamsas), Markelle Fultz (Out - Knee), Aaron Gordon (Out - Hamstring), Johnathan Isaac (Knee), Chuma Okeke (Knee)


After dropping their last two games, the (2-4) Houston Rockets will try to avoid their third straight loss tonight against the short-handed (6-2) Orlando Magic. James Harden is averaging 40.0 points over their last six meetings while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. According to ESPN’s BPI, the Rockets have a 69.4 percent chance to come away victorious in this game.

For Orlando, the Magic come into tonight’s game following a 105-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Terrence Ross scored a team-high 20 points, while Dwayne Bacon added 19 points Wednesday night. With a win over the Rockets, the Magic will tie for their best start in franchise history (7-2), set during the 1994-95 season.

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