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Western Southwest Standings

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31-17 6-4 L4
26-23 2-8 L6
26-24 3-7 W1
14-35 1-9 L4
11-38 1-9 L2

Top Rockets News

  • Rockets' Boban Marjanovic: Cameo appearance Thursday

    Marjanovic totaled four points (2-3 FG), three rebounds and one assist in six minutes during Thursday's 113-95 loss to Cleveland.

    Marjanovic made a celebrity cameo in the loss, the first time he has seen action in almost two weeks. Despite his popularity amongst fans, Marjanovic simply can't foot it with the speed of today's NBA. Based on what we have seen thus far this season, there is almost no way he plays more than about eight minutes on any given night. His fantasy value is non-existent.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Double-doubles in loss Thursday

    Eason recorded 18 points (8-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block over 25 minutes during Thursday's 113-95 loss to Cleveland.

    Eason racked up just his second double-double of the season, an improved performance when compared to 24 hours prior when he scored just five points in 19 minutes. Despite the return of Jabari Smith from injury, Eason managed to cobble together one of his best performances of the season. However, before managers go running to the waiver wire, expectations may need to be tempered somewhat. His playing time has been underwhelming all season long, so we would need to see multiple games of 20-plus minutes before buying into the hype.

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  • Rockets' TyTy Washington: Scores 10 points in 29 minutes

    Washington ended with 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal across 29 minutes during Thursday's 113-95 loss to Cleveland.

    Washington scored in double digits for just the second time in his career, logging a career-high 29 minutes in the loss. There is a certain amount of upside attached to Washington but to this point, he has been underutilized by coach Stephen Silas. There is no need to rush to add him based on this performance, though he is someone to keep an eye on as the silly season approaches.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Slated to make first start

    Christopher will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Lachard Binkley of TheDreamShake.com reports.

    Christopher will step into the first unit for the first time this season with Kevin Porter (foot) and Eric Gordon (knee) sidelined Thursday. Christopher has split time between the NBA and the G League this season, and despite the starting spot, he should not be expected to handle a massive workload. In his last seven games, the second-year guard has averaged 5.1 points across 12.2 minutes.

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  • Rockets' Eric Gordon: Won't play Thursday

    Gordon has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Cleveland due to right knee soreness.

    Gordon has played at least 30 minutes in each of his last six appearances, averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31.3 minutes per game over that stretch. However, he's dealing with a knee issue that will sideline him for the first time since Dec. 27. Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) is also out, so Kenyon Martin, Garrison Mathews and Tari Eason will likely see increased run Thursday.

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  • Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate: Out for rest Thursday

    Tate is out Thursday against the Cavaliers due to right ankle injury management.

    Tate has been stuffing the stat sheet since returning from his ankle injury early this month, with the wing averaging 6.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game. With both Tate and Eric Gordon (knee) out Thursday, more minutes should be available for Garrison Mathews, Tari Eason and Josh Christopher.

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  • Rockets' Jalen Green: Scores 19 with 19 shots

    Green supplied 19 points (6-19 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds and seven assists over 38 minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 loss to Washington.

    Green had a rough shooting performance but still ended as one of Houston's main scoring threats, and his contributions in other categories salvaged his fantasy performance. The second-year floor general has had a few off nights in the current month, but he's been serviceable for the most part. He's averaging 23.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in January.

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  • Rockets' Alperen Sengun: Records triple-double in defeat

    Sengun notched 21 points (10-16 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and three steals across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 loss to Washington.

    Sengun has surpassed the 15-point mark in five consecutive games, but he's doing more than just putting up solid scoring figures and is finding ways to impact the game across several categories almost on a regular basis. The second-year big man has three double-doubles and one triple-double over his last five outings and is averaging 18.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in January.

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  • Rockets' Kenyon Martin: Records strong double-double

    Martin closed Wednesday's 108-103 loss to Washington with 16 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and one block over 34 minutes.

    Martin posted his first double-double since November and was excellent on both ends of the court, but his efforts weren't enough to lift the Rockets in a tight matchup. Martin has started in each of Houston's last seven games and is averaging 13.3 points with 8.0 rebounds in that span.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Returns to bench Wednesday

    Eason is not starting Wednesday against the Wizards, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Eason heads back to the bench after a short two-game stint in the starting unit. He's averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game across 11 outings in January.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Will play, have minutes monitored

    Smith (ankle) will play Wednesday against the Wizards and will have his minutes monitored, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

    The rookie returns following a two-game absence due to a sprained right ankle. He'll presumably rejoin the starting five, pushing Tari Eason back to the bench, though fantasy managers shouldn't expect Smith to see too big of a workload. This month, the forward is averaging 11.8 points on 40/21/73 shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 28.7 minutes.

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  • Rockets' Darius Days: Logs 40-point double-double

    Days logged 40 points (14-20 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 38 minutes during the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers' 124-120 overtime win Tuesday over the Mexico City Capitanes.

    The 40 points were a new career high in the G League for Days, who is one of the Rockets' two two-way players. The rookie is still waiting on his NBA debut, but he's averaging 22.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest across his 13 G League games so far.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Questionable to play Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Wizards, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The rookie hopes to return from a two-game absence due to a right ankle sprain. Smith is averaging 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in January, and if he can't go against Washington, then Tari Eason would probably remain in the starting unit.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Hopes to play Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) said Tuesday that he hope's to play in Wednesday's contest against the Wizards, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    The rookie sat out Monday's game, marking a second straight absence, due to a right ankle sprain. However, it appears he was able to practice Tuesday and will attempt to suit up Wednesday. Further clarity on his availability will surface when Houston releases its next injury report.

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  • Rockets' Alperen Sengun: Posts strong final line

    Sengun notched 21 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-8 FT), seven rebounds and seven assists across 35 minutes during Monday's 119-114 win over the Timberwolves.

    Sengun made his mark in a number of categories Monday evening, though he also committed five turnovers. He racked up seven assists for a second straight game, and he's now dished out six or more dimes in seven straight matchups. Sengun has also reached the 20-point threshold in three of his last four appearances, averaging 24.3 points, 12.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists over this stretch.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Narrowly misses double-double

    Eason ended with 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 26 minutes during Monday's 119-114 victory over the Timberwolves.

    Eason fell just one rebound shy of a double-double and filled out the defensive categories in what amounted to an impressive showing while he made his second straight start. The 21-year-old has been a strong producer on a per-minute basis in 2022-23, but he'll still likely require a consistent 25-to-30-minute role to retain value in 12-team leagues moving forward. His value will likely take a hit as soon as the Rockets get one of Kevin Porter (foot) or Jabari Smith (ankle) back from injury, something that could happen as soon as Wednesday against the Wizards.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 109.4
(29th)
117.1
(25th)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Porter PG Kevin Porter PG Foot
J. Tate SF Jae'Sean Tate SF Ankle
E. Gordon SF Eric Gordon SF Knee

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