The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Houston Rockets tonight in the third game of a grueling, pre-Christmas six-game road trip. Portland got shellacked last night in Dallas, but that means their starters should be well-rested for the Houston tilt. Have they got enough in them to right the ship and down the Rockets?
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Trail Blazers vs. Rockets - Saturday, December 17 - 5:00 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: Root Sports Plus, NBA League Pass
Blazers injuries: Gary Payton II (out), Nassir Little (out)
Rockets injuries: Jae’Sean Tate (out), Tari Eason (day-to-day), Alperen Sengun (probable)
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