After the James Harden trade saga, the Houston Rockets will look to remain competitive with a new look side. With a depleted side and multiple injuries, the Rockets fell short in their last game. Now, they will hope that their role players can step up.
The Chicago Bulls are coming off of a fabulous win against a formidable opponent in Dallas Mavericks. After four consecutive losses which saw the Bulls squander leads, they took control against the Mavs and were great defensively.
The Rockets face off against the Bulls tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Let’s take a look at the injury updates and predictions for the same.
The Chicago Bulls finally came back to winning ways after a fantastic performance against the Dallas Mavericks. The win became even more special because it was a complete team performance, while their starters Zach LaVine and Coby White took a backseat.
The Bulls have some minor injury concerns ahead of their next game. Tomas Satoransky and Chandler Hutchinson will also miss the game due to the health and safety protocol of the NBA.
The Bulls will look to build on this winning form as they face a depleted Houston Rockets side who themselves have a plethora of injured players.
Zach LaVine (G)
Cody White (G)
Patrick Williams (F)
Lauri Markkanen (F)
Wendell Carter, Jr. (C)
The Rockets have had a rocky start to their season. They only have four victories in the eleven games they have played. After trading their talisman, James Harden, the Rockets find themselves with a very new look side.
The team has some major injury concerns for the upcoming clash. Backup guard Brodric Thomas is out with an ankle injury, Danuel House is out with COVID-19, and John Wall is also out with a knee injury. Even new signings Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum, and Chris Clemons haven’t joined the team.
Sterling Brown is questionable with a lower leg injury, DeMarcus Cousins is probable with an ankle injury, and Eric Gordon is also probable with a lower leg injury.
With such a depleted squad, the Rockets might find it difficult to challenge the in-form Bulls.
Eric Gordon (G)
Ben McLemore (G)
Jae’Sean Tate (F)
P. J. Tucker (F)
Christian Wood (C)
The Houston Rockets have multiple injuries and given the great form the Chicago Bulls are in, it will be a tough task for the Rockets to defeat this Bulls team. The Bulls should have an easy win in this matchup.
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