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Houston Rockets look to win season series against Warriors

By Michael Knight
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 3: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors on January 3, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 3: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors on January 3, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets will have a tough task tonight as they face the defending champions. Can they go into Oracle Arena and move to 3-0 against the Warriors this season?

The Houston Rockets are struggling right now, losing three of their last four games and falling to 2.5 games back of the Trail Blazers for the No. 4 seed in the West. The chances of catching up and getting a top-5 seed are dwindling for the team if they don’t pick it up.

They have the chance to do just that tonight and make a statement against the Golden State Warriors. The two teams will face off for the third time this season and the first time since January when James Harden hit the game-winner over Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

The Rockets are 2-0 this season against the foe they put so much focus on in the Warriors. Making that 3-0 tonight would be huge on their way to gaining ground in the Western Conference.

James Harden

Tonight, James Harden is questionable with a neck strain he suffered in the loss to the Lakers on Thursday. Historically, the Beard has normally played whenever he’s listed as questionable, but you never know.

It took a 40-point triple double and some clutch shooting by Harden to beat the Warriors last time out with Chris Paul. If he’s out tonight, CP3 will have to be magical for the Rockets to even have a shot at winning.

“New” face

The Rockets announced the signing of a former player for the team, Terrence Jones, before the last game. It’s looking like he’ll be in uniform tonight after dominating in the G League this season.

#Rockets announced signing of @TerrenceJones1. He'll be in uniform Saturday night against Golden St: "Just excitement, it's a blessing. I'm happy to be with the team.Just to be able to get familiar with Coach Mike & the offense early,I'm definitely ready if my number gets called"

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 23, 2019

Jones can bring some added size and rebounding to the team as a backup power forward. He has really worked on his 3-point shot to adjust to the NBA game, knocking them down at a 37.9% clip in the G League this year. This signing could be an under-the-radar deal that really helps the team out for the rest of the season.

Harden goes off on referee Scott Foster. Next

Be sure to tune in tonight as the Rockets look to take down the Warriors!

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