Ah yes, the time-honored tradition of Houston being on a back-to-back and facing a team not on a back-to-back. The good news is that the Rockets only have two more back-to-backs before the All-Star Game.
The Denver Nuggets, somehow, are 17-16 and in fifth place in the Western Conference. I say “somehow” because the team has been missing Jamal Murray all year, and had Michael Porter Jr. and P.J. Dozier for a combined 27 games before they each went down for the season with injuries. Monte Morris, Jeff Green, Bones Hyland, and Zeke Nnaji will be out tonight due to COVID protocols, and Aaron Gordon and Austin Rivers are questionable with injuries.