Houston Rockets (6-16) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-18) December 5, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Online: Rockets App
Pelicans SB Nation Blog: The Bird Writes
Projected Starting Lineups
Rockets: Eric Gordon, Garrison Mathews, Jae’Sean Tate, Daniel Theis, Christian Wood
Pelicans: Devonte’ Graham, Garrett Temple, Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas
With the Golden State Warriors defeating the Phoenix Suns on Friday, the Houston Rockets are entering Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans as the hottest team in the NBA.
In an attempt to extend their winning streak to half a dozen, the Rockets will have to do so without starting point guard Kevin Porter Jr — who left Friday’s 118-116 victory over the Orlando Magic due to a left thigh contusion.
In addition to Porter, the Rockets’ backcourt will be extremely thin, with rookie guard Jalen Green still out due to a hamstring strain.
The Pelicans are coming into the Toyota Center after one of their most impressive wins of the 2021-22 season. New Orleans took a 107-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, behind Brandon Ingram’s 24 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds performance. After starting the season 2-15, the Pelicans have won five out of their previous eight games.
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