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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets, 7:30 PM EST

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden is back in Houston on Wednesday night - as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Man, that’s still weird to type.

The Nets are good, the Rockets are bad. Brooklyn won’t have Kevin Durant in the lineup, again, but they are still way, way better than this Rockets team.

I have a feeling Harden is going to have quite the game.

Oh, and don’t forget: the game is on ESPN and YES.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (23-13) at Houston Rockets (11-22)


WHERE: ESPN (national), YES (local), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

There is a lefthanded player coming off of an amazing game that will be looking to follow up tonight. As I’m sure you can all tell...

We’re talking about Nicolas Claxton!!! I don’t think we have a nickname for him yet, but either way he was astounding on Monday night. He put forth the best game of his young career as his finishes at the rim on offense, rim protection on defense, and overall energy + flashes of brilliance had Nets Twitter ablaze. As we all know, there have been discussions about Brooklyn’s need for another big man. However, if Claxton keeps it up, we may have found the solution to an issue that’s been plaguing the Nets.

It’s been a long road back for John Wall. He’s been dealing with various injuries over the past two years and a trade from the Washington Wizards to Houston last fall. He’s played in most of the team’s games this year and has done as well as you can expect considering his injuries and the big changes the team has gone through. That said, he and the shorthanded Rockets will have their hands full with Kyrie Irving. Missed layup at the end of regulation aside, Irving has been on his game all season long. Along with his bonkers finishing abilities at the rim, he’s shooting a career best 40.9 percent from deep this year. What do you do with a guy who has A+ handles, elite shot making at the rim and top tier accuracy from deep? Good luck.

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