April 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Charles Jenkins (22) drives against Houston Rockets point guard Goran Dragic (3) during the third quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Bogut, Lin Cleared to Play as Warriors Face Rockets: Game Preview


Andrew Bogut and Jeremy Lin will play for their respective clubs as the Warriors travel to Houston and battle the Rockets. Bogut will not play tomorrow in Oklahoma City, as it is a back-to-back. Lin, who has been nursing a sprained ankle, declared himself “good to go” for today.

Both teams are scorching hot, with the Warriors having won four straight and the Rockets victorious in five of their last seven.

Led by All-Star James Harden, the Rockets are a rejuvenated club this season. Harden has straight-up dominated the NBA since being traded to Houston, and the Warriors could be in for a long night if they can’t stop him.

This will also be their first game against Lin since “Lin-sanity” began (and ended) last season. Lin, of course, made the Warriors roster out of summer league in 2010. It will be interesting to see how Lin fares against the club that gave him his first chance in the NBA.

Following tonight’s game, the Warriors will continue on their four-game road trip to face the Thunder, Grizzlies, and Mavericks.

Probable Starters

Matchup to Watch: Curry vs. Lin

Golden State Warriors (30-17)

PG Curry

SG Thompson

SF Barnes

PF Lee

C Bogut

Houston Rockets (26-23)

PG Lin

SG Harden

SF Parsens

PF Patterson

C Asik

 

 

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