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Houston Rockets: Looking for 9th consecutive win against the Hawks

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 03: James Harden
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 03: James Harden

After an easy win against the Pelicans, the Houston Rockets will face the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Toyota Center.

The Houston Rockets had it fairly easy last night against the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Pelicans looked burned out, the Rockets were able to get ahead 27 points in the first half.

As a result, the Rockets should feel rested for tonight’s game.

However, the team may not need much energy against the Hawks who have lost their past two games. The Hawks record currently stands at 21-52 as they’re right in the middle of a rebuild .

Atlanta did keep up with Golden State on Friday until halfway through the third quarter. The Hawks shot 44 percent from the field but faced difficulty when shooting from downtown and at the line.



Chris Paul is listed as questionable with a left hamstring injury. As a result, Eric Gordon is likely to start tonight.

Luc Mbah a Moute is most likely out for tonight with a sore knee. Harden, who suffered an ankle injury against the Pistons, is probable.

Starting Line-Up: Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela, James Harden, and Eric Gordon.


Dennis Schroder is questionable with an ankle injury for tonight’s game. While Malcolm Delaney and Jaylen Morris are out with a left ankle sprain.

If Schroder is ruled out for the Hawks, he will be dearly missed. He leads the team in 19.4 points per game and in assists per game (6.2).

Also with Malcolm Delaney out, Isaiah Taylor (a former Rocket/Viper) could be seeing more minutes out on the court tonight. This would be his first time back at Toyota Center since he was waived last year.

DeAndre’ Bembry is out tonight with an abdominal strain.

The likely starters for Atlanta are Damion Lee, Taurean Prince, John Collins, Dewayne Dedmon, and Dennis Schroder (with limited minutes).

Where to Watch?

Tonight’s game will be on Fox Sports SouthEast (FSSE) and ATSW at 7:00 PM.

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