Rockets at Cavaliers: Lineups, injury reports, and broadcast info for Wednesday

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In a matchup of two of the NBA’s four worst teams by record, Houston (11-18) visits Cleveland (11-21) on Wednesday night. The Rockets enter on an eight-game losing streak, which is their longest as a franchise in over 20 years, while the Cavaliers have lost 10 of their last 11. However, they did snap a 10-game skid on Tuesday night versus Atlanta.

A night later, Houston hopes this is its turn to end a similar drought.

The Rockets will remain short-handed, with star center Christian Wood (right ankle sprain) still out. The Rockets are now 0-8 since Wood’s latest injury, immediately after going 7-1 in the previous eight games.

Victor Oladipo (right foot strain) and Eric Gordon (right heel soreness) will play, while recent starting center DeMarcus Cousins was released on Tuesday.

Here’s when you should tune in to see Wednesday’s game:

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Central

  • TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

  • Live stream: fuboTV (watch for free in Houston markets)

Probable starting lineups

Houston Rockets (11-18)

  • Guard: John Wall

  • Guard: Victor Oladipo

  • Forward: Jae’Sean Tate

  • Forward: Danuel House Jr.

  • Center: PJ Tucker

Cleveland Cavaliers (11-21)

  • Guard: Collin Sexton

  • Guard: Darius Garland

  • Forward: Dean Wade

  • Forward: Isaac Okoro

  • Center: Jarrett Allen

Fortunately for Houston, Cleveland will be even more undermanned. The Cavs are on the second night of a back-to-back after narrowly defeating Atlanta on Tuesday, and they have a long injury list with Andre Drummond (personal reasons), Kevin Love (right calf strain), Larry Nance Jr. (left hand fracture), and Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) all out.

Against two talented young guards in Sexton and Garland, the Rockets will need Wall and Gordon to be more efficient than they were in Monday’s blowout loss to Chicago. In that one, each veteran guard shot below 30% from the field. Without Cousins, Houston could also ask recent signing Justin Patton to play more minutes in the middle.

Note: This post first appeared on Rockets Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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