The Bulls have bested the Rockets each of the last five times the two teams have played, but may be without their starting backcourt once again. Derrick Rose (quad) has missed 10 straight games, but his team has still managed seven wins during that time. Rip Hamilton (right shoulder) hasn't played in 14 games, but coach Tom Thibadeau has suggested there's a chance he'll play against Houston.
The Rockets cling to a one game lead for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference despite falling to Indiana in overtime on Sunday. They'll look to get on track during a four game road trip that includes three games in four nights, one of which is a trip to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers.
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
TV Coverage: NBA TV
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