Houston Chronicle

SCOUTING THE ROCKETS

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The Rockets’ 4-7 start matches the 2018-19 season when they finished 53-29. … After consecutiv­e low-scoring, short-handed games in San Antonio, the Rockets are ranked higher defensivel­y (16th) than offensivel­y (19th). … After giving up 17 offensive rebounds Saturday, the Rockets are last in the NBA in defensive-rebounding percentage. … The Rockets will use their eighth starting lineup in 12 games. … The Rockets have won their past seven games against the Bulls, their longest winning streak ever against Chicago. … Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was third in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage going into Saturday’s game before missing all six of his attempts. He has made 71.4 percent of his shots in Rockets wins and 33.3 percent in losses. … After matching his career high of 15 rebounds Thursday and topping it with 18 on Saturday, Christian Wood is averaging 10.8 rebounds to rank eighth in the NBA. … Ben McLemore had a season-high 21 points Saturday. The Rockets went 8-0 when he scored 20 or more points last season. … Victor Oladipo has averaged 20.3 points per game against the Bulls in his career, his second-most against any opponent.

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