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Rockets vs. Raptors game preview: losing streak almost old enough to drink

NBA: Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets look to prevent a 21-game losing streak tonight when they take on the Toronto Raptors. Both teams played (and lost) yesterday. Houston played an earlier game than the Raptors, and the Raptors have to fly in from Cleveland.

So the Rockets have a bit of an advantage tonight, but it probably won’t matter.

Toronto is 17-25 and sitting in 11th place in the East. I’m sure this isn’t how Raptors fans saw as the fate of the team after their NBA championship two years ago. The team has been hit by the pandemic in a way that no other team has had to deal with. They had to move to Tampa for their home games since they cannot play in Canada.

Tonight also marks the matchup between the teams with the longest current losing streaks in the league. Houston is obviously at 20 and the Raptors have dropped 8 straight. So someone gets to win tonight!

Toronto has no players on their injury report as of this writing, while Houston might be without Victor Oladipo and/or John Wall since it’s a back-to-back.

Tip-off is at 8pm CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest