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Rockets vs. Pacers preview: Can Houston make it 6 in a row?

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 27: Thaddeus Young
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 27: Thaddeus Young
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The Rockets will play the second half of the back-to-back tonight vs. the Pacers. Can they stay hot and make it 6 wins in a row?

The Houston Rockets (10-3) are sitting pretty at the top of the Western Conference. A win last night pushed their win total to 10 and their win streak to 5. James Harden, as always, led the way for Houston by dropping 38 points and 8 assists.

The Indiana Pacers (6-7) come off a blowout win two nights ago against the Bulls. They have stayed relevant early in the season after being picked as one of the worst teams in the league. Victor Oladipo is playing like a star for them and dropped 25 points with 6 points and assists.

Let’s look at some injuries:

Injury Report

Glenn Robinson III is still for awhile with an ankle injury.

Nene Hilario will be out tonight for the second half of the back-to-back. He played last night against the Grizzlies. Look for Tarik Black to get quite a few minutes.

Luc Mbah a Moute returned last night from his one-game absence.

Projected Starting 5

Rockets

James Harden/Eric Gordon/Trevor Ariza/Ryan Anderson/Clint Capela

The normal starters for Houston. With CP3 out, Eric Gordon has been fantastic and has helped keep the Rockets relevant. Clint Capela is improving every game and should be fun to watch tonight.

Pacers

Darren Collison/Victor Oladipo/Bojan Bogdanovic/Thaddeus Young/Myles Turner

The young center matchup of Turner and Capela will be great to watch. Turner is averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds a game this season; Capela is averaging 13 and 11.

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest. As always, you can follow along on the Rockets mobile app.

The game is also being picked up by Sirius XM NBA Radio (Channel 86).

How do you think tonight’s game will go? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Next: Rockets vs. Grizzlies recap

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