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Rockets look for two in a row as they take on Cavs

The Rockets are extremely shorthanded.

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Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - December 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CT

Location: Rocket Mortgage Field House

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: SportsTalk790

Online: Rockets App

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The Rockets are about to be even more shorthanded tonight, Christian Wood will miss the game with a sore knee, and he’s also unlikely to play on Thursday night as well. Eric Gordon, who has been carrying Houston of late, will also be out with a sore groin. Consequently, the Cavs will be without Evan Mobley.

What that means for the Rockets is that we should get a fair amount of Alperen Sengun tonight, and we’ll see if that means a career high in minutes for the rookie. He has yet to play over 25. It’s likely going to be up to the 19-year-old youngster to help facilitate a big portion of Housto’s offense with so many pieces out. A quick reminder that Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and Danuel House all continue to be out.

Let’s go Rockets!