Houston isnt as good of a team as they were last season but now they are at least a 0.500 % team . Their last two games were quite good both on offense and on defense , they easily beat the Lakers on the road and defeated another Los Angeles team in Houston the Clippers with double digits . They started to play better , Dwight is getting more involved in the plays , James has started to make some of his shots and most important reason is that they are healthy and now have a lot of depth . The Hornets lost last 3 of 4 games , only one they won was against the Raptors at home after overtime but now they have a tough road trip and even though Houston hasnt protected their homecourt that well this season I think that they will here . Kemba will be guarded by Beverley who is just a man possesed when he plays defense , affects every shot and really takes his pride on D , Ariza will guard Batum who will not have a lot of room and both of them will probably shut down each other , there is no one who can guard James Harden or Howard in this Hornets team cause Zeller lacks strength , Hawes speed , Kaminsky all of the above and experience while when it comes to Harden Hairston will probably put the most effort on that end but he lacks minutes and not that good on offense , Lin and Lamb will get their chance but they dont stand a chance to defend him . Here every single matchup on the coard goes to the Rockets , if they bench can play at least 50%50 game with the Hornets they will win this . PS Rockets won last 5 games against the Hornets and every one was with 3 or more pts .
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