I The Houston Rockets will look to keep their winning streak going against the Toronto Raptors tonight. Can they beat one of the East’s best for the second time this season?
The Houston Rockets are rolling right now. They have won five in a row, including wins over the Warriors, Celtics and Heat. They will try to make it six straight as they face the Raptors in Toronto tonight.
The Raptors are having a fantastic season once again. After trading their franchise player, DeMar DeRozan, in the offseason for Kawhi Leonard, they are looking just as dangerous as ever, if not more. They are 46-18 and second in the Eastern Conference.
They have a deep team and a budding star in Pascal Siakam. Kyle Lowry is still an All-Star and always a threat to go off on any given night. The Raptors are one of the few teams that are top-10 in both offensive and defensive rating.
The Rockets were able to handle business against them last time, despite having injuries to Chris Paul and Clint Capela. In Houston, they controlled the game pretty much all the way through, despite blowing the lead in the second half. James Harden played great defense on Leonard in the final seconds, causing him to brick a game-winning attempt. Let’s hope the fully healthy squad will bring the same intensity.
Kenneth Faried and Iman Shumpert are both questionable today with injury, according to Alykhan Bijani of the Athletic. Both of them have missed recent games and will hopefully be good to go tonight. Faried was huge in the win over Toronto earlier in January.
Just when the Rockets were starting to get healthy, more injuries occur. Hopefully by playoff time, everyone will be good to go (and hopefully, they’ll have Danuel House on the roster).
Be sure to tune into AT&T SportsNet SW tonight (or TNT, but it’s Players Only) to watch the Rockets try to keep their streak alive!