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Rockets vs. Kings preview: Chris Paul is questionable for tonight’s game

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets will take on the Sacramento Kings tonight, and we’ll have a chance to see De’Aaron Fox‘s skills on full display.

The Houston Rockets will take on the Sacramento Kings in the first back-to-back game of the season. This Kings team is completely different than from a year ago.

The Kings traded away star big man DeMarcus Cousins, who spent over six seasons carrying Sacramento on his back without much success. With the team in rebuilding mode, they decided to sign veterans George Hill, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter to provide the young guns with some leadership. The young players for Sacramento include Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, Willie Cauley-Stein and the fifth pick in the 2017 Draft, De’Aaron Fox.

The Rockets were able to steal a game in Golden State despite Chris Paul‘s struggles. The 6’0″ guard struggled to score and he watched the conclusion of the game from the bench. Paul finished the game with just 4 points on 2 of 9 shooting, but he did have 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Paul had a noticeable limp throughout points in the game, and Mike D’Antoni said that he was basically playing on one leg.

When asked if he would play against the Kings, Paul said, “I don’t know. We’ll figure it out,” according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

The Kings will offer a challenge for the Rockets, specifically because the game will be played in Sacramento. Houston will be on the second night of a back-to-back after expending all of their energy trying to defeat Golden State. Houston’s bench scored 58 points last night, and they’ll need  to put forth a similar effort tonight to aid the starting unit.

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The Rockets have a good chance of starting the season 2-0, but they’ll have to bring the same intensity from the Warriors game to Sacramento.

Where to watch

The game will start at 10:00 PM Eastern or 9:00 PM Central and will be available through League Pass which is offering a free trial. Of course, anyone in the Houston area can also watch the game on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest. You can also listen to the broadcast with the Houston Rockets app for Android or iOS.