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Houston Rockets Dwight Howard to Play in Back-to-backs

By Joshua Van Horn

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been permitted to play in back-to-backs, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Having played only one game in each of the Rockets back-to-backs this season, Howard will give the Rockets some much needed size.

Even with Howard in the lineup, the Rockets have been at a size disadvantage because of the various injuries to Terrence Jones, and the fact that Donatas Motiejunas is still trying to recover from an injury he suffered late last season.

Dwight Howard said will be permitted to play both games in upcoming back-to-back.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 25, 2015

With Howard in the lineup for every game, look for the Rockets to move into the top fifteen in rebounding, and for their defense to improve.

Their next back-to-back will begin on Sunday (Nov. 29) vs. the New York Knicks, before going to Detroit to take on the Pistons Monday night.

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