Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Rockets will probably be without leading scorer Kevin Martin tonight in Chicago. He’s been fighting a virus for the past week, but it has taken a ‘downturn’ since the Memphis game.
If he can’t play, Chase Budinger will likely draw the start for the Rockets. Luis Scola, Budinger, and Kyle Lowry would have to shoulder most of the extra scoring load for the Rockets. Chicago is one of the better defensive teams in the NBA, and Martin scored just 18 points in the Rockets previous meeting with the Bulls this season, a 95-92 loss in Houston.
EDIT: Feigen now claims that Martin is starting, and lo and behold, he is.