3 questions heading into Rockets vs. Magic duel

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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket while defended by Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

With the Houston Rockets set to face off against the Orlando Magic on Friday night, here are three things to focus on heading into the contest.

The 2020-21 season hasn’t been kind to the Houston Rockets, as they currently rank 13th in the Western Conference and have gone 2-4 through their first six games. Part of the issue is that the Rockets haven’t had a fully healthy crew, which has forced them to trot out several different starting lineups and has prevented them from developing chemistry.

The Rockets have lost each of their last two games and have only defeated the Sacramento Kings thus far on the season. The Rockets have gotten stellar play from Christian Wood, who has already proven to be one of the best pickups of the offseason, and have seen John Wall return to his All-Star version of himself, which was a question heading into the season, due to the recent slate of injuries he’s suffered, which caused him to miss two years of basketball.

The Rockets’ next game will be against the Orlando Magic, who appear to be on pace for one of their best seasons in recent memory, albeit through a small sample size. With the Houston Rockets set to face off against Orlando, here are three things to look for heading into Friday night’s match.

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