The Rockets own Brooklyn’s first round pick, unless it’s worse than the Clippers’ pick, in which case the Rockets get the Clippers’ pick. As I write this, Brooklyn is tied with Miami for the final non-play in spot in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn holds the tiebreaker due to sweeping the Heat in their season series, so Houston would prefer a scenario in which the Nets fall into the play-in and then lose twice. That seems unlikely, but Houston can help their case tonight with a win.
The Nets are in a bit of a rut. Since playing the Rockets on March 7, the Nets are 3-7. Interestingly, two of those wins are over the Nuggets (in Denver) and the Heat (in Miami).
Brooklyn has announced that Ben Simmons is done for the season. That’s not a surprise.
And some of you wanted Simmons instead of picks. Shame on you.
Tip-off is at 6:30pm CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest