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Rockets vs Kings: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Rockets vs Kings: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Buddy Hield playing for Sacramento Kings

Match details-

Fixture: Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings

Date & Time: Monday December 9, 2019, 8:00 PM ET (Tuesday, 1:00 AM GMT)

Venue: Toyota Center, Houston

Preview-

Kings’ high aspirations at the start of the season have taken a hit with injuries to Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox. The duo hasn’t been in action since October 23. They might have lost five out of their last seven games, but their two wins coming two teams in the top of the Western Conference would have given them a huge boost of confidence. They had beaten Denver Nuggets at home before beating Dallas Mavericks away. The Kings currently sit 10th in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 9-13.

The Rockets, meanwhile, sit fourth in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 15-7. After a loss in Over Time to San Antonio Spurs, the Rockets have bounced back with two consecutive wins against Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns. They will be coming into Monday’s game looking to extend their winnings streak to three games.

Injury updates & team news-

Houston Rockets-

Injuries: Tyson Chandler (Illness)- Doubtful, Nene (Hip)- Out, Eric Gordon (Knee)- Out, Gerald Green (Foot)- Out

Expected starting line up: James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Danuel House, PF Tucker, Clint Capela

Russell Westbrook playing for Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook

Sacramento Kings-

Injuries: Marvin Bagley III (Thumb)- Out, De’Aaron Fox (Ankle)- Out

Expected starting line up: Corey Joseph, Buddy Hield, Nemanja Bjelica, Harrison Barnes, Rachaun Holmes

Predictions-

Russell Westbrook got his first triple double in the last game after quite a while. If he and James Harden have finally found a way to be productive together, it doesn’t seem to be the best of news of the other teams around. The duo will be looking forward to have a good night against the Kings on Monday.

As for the Kings, Buddy Hield will be looking to continue his good season so far. However, it will be difficult for the Kings to get past a strong looking Rockets side.

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