Apr 9, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith (4) and Jeremy Lin (7) celebrate after defeating the Phoenix Suns 101-98 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
When the Houston Rockets take the floor Monday against the Dallas Mavericks for their 5th pre-season game, they will be completely healthy for the first time since the opening of training camp. Well, almost completely healthy as Marcus Camby remains injured with a plantar fasciitis.
Omer Asik was suffering from an injured calf that kept him out of practice and the first 4 pre-season games. He’s now returned and will see action in Monday’s game.
Greg Smith, who has been plagued by a hip injury, was able to practice for the first time on Saturday, while Jeremy Lin missed Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic with a sinus infection. Both are expected to play against the Mavericks on Monday night.
The game is set to start at 7 PM CST at Toyota Center, and will be aired on CSN Houston and NBATV.