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(31-28) vs. (16-42)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Rockets by 9
Tickets: $13-$92 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; April 1 in Houston
1) Jameer Nelson is out tonight for the Magic, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
2) Jacque Vaughn has helped ease the transition for the newcomers to the Magic roster, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes. Tobias Harris has certainly benefited as he has changed some minds in his first three games in Orlando, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
3) The Rockets are hoping to learn from struggles against other games against teams from the East with bad records and apply them to get a comfortable win tonight against the struggling Magic, Jonathan Feigen of Ultimate Rockets writes.
4) On a panel at the Sloan Sports Analytic Conference in Boston, Stan Van Gundy once again broached the topic of the "press conference" and explained further why he decided to come forward with Dwight Howard's request to have him fired.
5) The Rockets have quietly begun talks with Aaron Brooks after the former Rockets point guard reached a buyout agreement with the Kings, Jonathan Feigen of Ultimate Rockets reports.