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Rockets to play last regular season game tonight

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: James Harden
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: James Harden
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Houston will visit Sacramento tonight to conclude the 2017-18 regular season.

The Rockets are ending their regular season with back-to-back games in California. After winning against the Lakers last night, they will play the Sacremento Kings as they look to finish strong.

The Kings have had a pretty bad season, to say the least. They are 26-55 and are looking to get a pretty decent draft pick this year.

The Rockets will look to win their 66th game of the season after picking up win No. 65 last night. This season has been the best in franchise history for Houston.

Let’s look at the injury report for tonight:

Injuries

Luc Mbah a Moute will, unfortunately, be out for a little bit. He dislocated his shoulder during last night’s game. He could be back at some point in the playoffs, but he will at least miss the first round.

Ryan Anderson may return tonight as the Rockets finish the season. He’s missed recent games with an ankle sprain.

We’ll have to see if anyone else rests for the team tonight in the finale.

Projected Starting 5

Rockets

Chris Paul*/James Harden*/Trevor Ariza/P.J. Tucker/Clint Capela

*We’ll have to wait and see if D’Antoni decides to rest one or both of these two

Kings

De’Aaron Fox/Bogdan Bogdanovic/Justin Jackson/Jakarr Sampson/Willie Cauley-Stein

How the Rockets can win

The Rockets cannot take the Kings lightly. Last time out, the “tanking” Kings almost stole an important game away from the Spurs. If the Rockets come to play, they should take care of business.

Fox for the Kings has been very solid as of late. He is developing into a good, young player.

Cauley-Stein and Capela will be an interesting matchup tonight. Clint will need to get some rebounds or it may be a long night in the paint.

Though this game doesn’t matter for Houston, it would still be nice to finish the season with a win. Let’s get that energy going into the playoffs.

Be sure to tune in at 9:30 tonight for the last regular season game until October!

Next: Rockets record vs. potential first-round opponents

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