The Houston Rockets won their first game against the Portland Trailblazer by just two points in a game that went into overtime. Their first game against the Washington Wizards was postponed before James Harden went for a whopping 44 points against Portland but could not lead his team to victory.
On the other hand, the Denver Nuggets were beaten by the LA Clippers in their second game after they posted a hard-fought 2-point victory over the Sacramento Kings. Both the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets are coming off the back of losses and will be looking to get their playoff qualification hopes back on track.
Houston Rockets - Team News
The Houston Rockets are dealing with a shortage of players with multiple stars having being ruled out for seven days due to Covid-19 procedures. The Rockets are missing Eric Gordon, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Mason Jones.
This is in addition to Chris Clemens, Ben McLemore and Kenyon Martin Jr., who are all missing due to various injuries.
Injured: Eric Gordon, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Jones (COVID-19 related quarantine), Chris Clemens, Ben McLemore, Kenyon Martin Jr.
Denver Nuggets - Team News
The Denver Nuggets, on the other hand, come into the game with an almost full roster and are only missing JaMychal Green and Greg Whittington to injuries.
Both players are expected to be out until the 29th of December at least, which means they will miss the Denver Nuggets’ matchup against the Houston Rockets.
Injured: JaMychal Green, Greg Whittington
At what time will Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets commence?
USA: 28th December 2020, 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: 29th December 2020, 7:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)