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The Houston Rockets score a lot (98.3 PPG - 5th in the NBA), but they also give up a lot (97.0 PPG - 24th in the NBA). Their defensive deficiencies will doom them against a balanced 76ers team that has eight players who average at least nine points per game.
The victory won't come easy for Philadelphia, however. They'll have their hands full with Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry, who has been filling up the box score for Houston during the first third of the season (19.3 PPG, 8.0 APG, 6.2 RPG). And while shooting guard Kevin Martin is basically one-dimensional, he still is a prolific scorer who can go off for 30 points on any given night.
Don't be surprised if you see a big offensive performance out of Andre Iguodala in this game. Houston small forward Chandler Parsons is a mediocre defender at best, and will have a hard time checking Iguodala, who had a triple-double (13 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) when the 76ers visited Houston last February 16.