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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Game Day Thread

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The Blazers arrive in Houston hoping to secure a win against the new-look Rockets.

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The Portland Trail Blazers start off a lengthy road trip with a stop in Houston to play the new-look Rockets. The Blazers are injury depleted and in need of a win. What this game looks like for the Blazers remains to be seen due to the considerable personnel change the Rockets underwent that occured since their last contest in December. Regardless, Portland needs multiple players to step up if they want to get the win. Rodney Hood is expected to start, and if he comes out with a hot hand, it could jumpstart the Blazers’ offense.

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Thursday, January 28 - 4:30 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: TNT, NBA League Pass, or see games all season on fuboTV, follow on ESPN+, or the ESPN/Disney Bundle*
Blazers injuries: Zach Collins (out), Jusuf Nurkic (out), CJ McCollum (out) Robert Covington (out)
Rockets injuries: Dante Exum (out)
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