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Houston Rockets Look To Continue Win Streak vs. Kings

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Houston Rockets Game Day: Rockets vs. Kings

The last time these two teams met the Rockets were looking to extend their win streak to 3 games in a row. Flash forward to tonight and it’s a deja vu situation.

JB Bickerstaff seems to have found a way to get his troops to work together while also integrating Ty Lawson and defining others roles. Let’s see if they can take advantage of the reeling Kings and keep the streak alive.

The Details

Venue: Toyota Center, Houston

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST – 7:00 PM CT

TV: ROOT and CSN-CA

Radio: 790 AM and KHTK Sports 1140 AM

Recent History:

Last season the Rockets swept the Kings

Walking Wounded:

Kings:

  • Omri Casspi
  • Willie Caulie Stein

Rockets:

  • Sam Dekker – back, will be out 3 months
  • Montrezl Harrell – face, day to day
  • Dwight Howard – back, sat Friday may play Saturday
  •  Donatas Motiejunas – day to day

Projected Starters:

Kings:  Rajon RondoDarren Collison, Justin Anderson, Rudy Gay, Willie Cauley-Stein

Key Reserves: 

RocketsPatrick Beverley, James HardenMarcus Thornton, Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard

Reserves:  Ben McLemore, Marco Belinelli, Kosta Koufos

Rockets: Ty LawsonCorey Brewer,  Montrezl Harrell

Keys to Winning:

  • KEEP IT SIMPLE: It finally appears there is some cohesiveness and chemistry building on offense. Do the fundamental skills (listed below) and it should be enough
  • KEEP MOVING: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Houston has moved the ball and their personnel better in the 2 wins.
  • REBOUND: This continues to be the main key for Houston’s offense to excel while also helping limit their opponents.
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: With the bigs of Sacramento, the Rockets will need to make this a point of emphasis

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The Pick:

The odds makers favor the home town Rockets by 3 points and an over/under of 217 points.

Since Houston have looked better in their past few games let’s stick with what’s working and take the points and the win.

Prediction: Rockets

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