Khris Middleton sat out last game, and with practically every member of the Houston Rockets questionable or out tonight, it will be interesting to see if Khris slots back in and one of Giannis or Jrue sits out. As of now, the only key Buck on the injury report is PJ Tucker, who is probable with neck soreness. As for the Rockets, they are coming off a 115-135 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
I expect Brooks to be one of those guys, as he tallied 30 minutes last time out and should start again tonight. The Rockets guard has played this season at a 0.62 FPPM clip but should see a serious bump in usage with the lack of other options on the court. Last time out, he tallied 25 FanDuel points, and I can easily see a repeat performance tonight.
Even though things have not been wrapped up, Turner Sports analyst Greg Anthony told NJ Advance Media that the Sixers have a good chance of finishing atop the conference standings. They’ve got a pretty favorable record,” Anthony said. New Orleans is a team fighting for the playoffs, but they’ve also got the benefit of Detroit and potentially two games against Orlando.