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Scouting report: Rockets at Nets


When/where: 6:30 p.m./Barclays Center

TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet/790-AM, 850-AM, 101.7-FM (Spanish)

Rockets update

The Rockets have a four-game losing streak, after having just one losing streak longer than two games (a five-game losing streak) only once last season.

Their 1-5 start is their worst since opening 1-6 in 2010-11.

The Rockets swept the Nets last season and in three of the past four seasons.

Eric Gordon has made just 4 of his 26 3-pointers in the past three games.

Chris Paul has made 23.5 percent of his shots in two games since returning from his two-game suspension.

Carmelo Anthony made 2 of 12 shots against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday after averaging 23 points on 48.6 percent shooting in the previous two games.

The Rockets rank 29th in the NBA in field goal percentage, making 41.2 percent of their attempts.

James Harden (strained left hamstring) is doubtful, James Ennis (strained right hamstring) is probable. Center Nene (right calf tightness) and guard Brandon Knight (left knee injury) are out.

Nets update

The Nets moved to 2-1 at home on Wednesday, topping the Pistons in overtime.

They have lost their two games against Western Conference teams, narrow defeats to the Pelicans and Warriors.

Spencer Dinwiddie hit a 3-pointer to force overtime on Tuesday and another to win it before his defensive stop on Blake Griffin in the final seconds. He is averaging 14.9 points off the bench.

Forward Joe Harris is making 54.8 percent of his 3s, ranking seventh in the NBA in 3-point percentage.

Guard Caris LeVert is averaging 18.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting.

After making just 5 of 27 3s in the season opener, the Nets have made 104 of 259 (40.2 percent) in the seven games since. They are fourth in the NBA in 3-pointers per game, averaging 13.6.

Forwards DeMarre Carroll (right ankle surgery), Rodions Kurucs (sprained left ankle) and Treveon Graham (strained left hamstring) are out.

Statistically speaking

10.5 – points per game in which the Rockets have been outscored this season. They led the NBA in point differential, outscoring opponents by 8.5 points, last season.

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