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

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NBA: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

What are the odds that James Harden triple-doubles on Wednesday night against his former team, the Houston Rockets? I don’t have the answer, but I’ll take that bet - if I could.

The Rockets are bad, the Nets are good. Look, there is some promise with Christian Wood and Kevin Porter, Jr., among some of the nice young talent. But, they don’t have the firepower to run with these Nets, especially if John Wall is out.

Once again, we’ll be talking post-game on Clubhouse. Come join us!

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (32-15) vs. Houston Rockets (13-33)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: YES (tv), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

Player to watch: Kevin Porter, Jr

Porter’s had a tough year. He started the season on the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that ended due to an incident in the locker room and he was sent to Houston as a result. Now that he’s a Rocket, he’s getting a full opportunity to get playing time and take his lumps as a pro. The 15 points a game are nice, but the shooting percentages are a bit on the gnarly side so there’s plenty of room to improve on.

Rockets fans will get one more chance to watch James Harden build his MVP case. Their old flame saved the day for Brooklyn on Monday and has been a godsend for the Nets. With a tough game against the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night, it would help if the Nets don’t let go of the rope if they get up big. You need to sneak him as much rest as you can and with the Rockets being down bad, the Nets need to jump out early and stay up. Championship caliber teams win and win big.

For more on the Rockets, check out The Dream Shake.