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Rockets vs. Hornets preview: Houston energy high after thrilling victory

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 12: Kemba Walker
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 12: Kemba Walker

After a thrilling victory in Philadelphia over the 76ers, the Rockets will take on the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center at 6:00 pm C/T.

Energy is high after an awesome win on Wednesday. Eric Gordon hit the game-winning three-pointer as the Rockets (4-1) got their fourth win of the season.

Rockets fans can only hope that the momentum continues to tonight’s game. Unfortunately, the Rockets are in a little funk due to injuries.

Charlotte Hornets are 2-2 though. Therefore, the odds of a win for Houston are in their favor. The twist is the 2 games that Charlotte has won have been at home. Can the Rockets hand the Hornets their first home loss of the year?

Projected Starters


James Harden, Eric Gordon, Luc Mbah a MouteRyan Anderson & Clint Capela

Although Chris Paul will be missed, Eric Gordon has been using this opportunity to the fullest. He has been scoring 20+ points in the past two games with 4 rebounds per game and numerous assists.

Another interesting matchup is Clint Capela vs Howard. Capela is looking forward to showing how he has improved coming into this season; while Howard is looking to show his former team up.


Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrest, Marvin Williams& Dwight Howard

Old Rocket Dwight Howard will get another shot at his old team. He killed the Rockets last season, including one game where he had 24 points and 23 rebounds. How will he fare in today’s contest?

Injury Report:

Chris Paul is still out against the Hornets as he is suffering from a knee injury.

Trevor Ariza has been ruled out for the remainder of the road trip games after suffering a foot injury.

Nene is also still expected to remain out for tonight’s game with his injured Achilles.

Tarik Black is probable for tonight’s game though he’s been dealing with a hip issue.

For the Hornets, Treveon Graham is questionable while Julyan Stone, Cody Zeller, Michael Carter-Williams & Nicolas Batum are out.


Don’t forget to tune into tonight’s game. It is sure to be a GREAT one.

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