The Houston Rockets play the Orlando Magic at Toyota Center. Through a quarter of the season, the Rockets appear to be one of the better teams in the league and come into the game with a 14-7 record. Over in the other locker room, the Magic are seven games below .500 on the year and enter the game with a 6-13 record. Their season hasn't gotten any easier, as they have lost eight of their last 10 games. This game is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm EST and FSN-FL and CSN-HOU will be providing coverage of the contest.
After thoroughly outplaying the Warriors, 105-83, the Rockets look for another solid effort. With 34 points, James Harden was the game's high scorer in the game. The Magic, meanwhile, are coming off an awful 121-83 loss against the Knicks. Jameer Nelson was one of the best players on the court for Orlando, accumulating 13 points, as well as 9 assists and 3 steals.
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out, as two of the NBA's top rebounding teams face off. Houston is among the league's best on the offensive glass, ranking fifth in OR% at 28.6%. Meanwhile, Orlando ranks fourth in the NBA at corralling defensive boards with a DR% of 75.8%.