Game On: Hornets @ Rockets

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Published: April 13, 2009

Dikembe MutomboSimple fact: the Hornets need to win one of these final two regular season games to secure the 6 seed. Otherwise, the Mavs and Jazz will have a say in our playoff positioning.

For more info, check Ryan’s thorough breakdown of the seeding battle posted over at today’s Daily Dime (#9 in the sidebar).

Regarding tonight’s opponent, the Houston Rockets, they’re in their own battle for playoff positioning so this is also an important game for them. Currently they hold the 4 seed but they have work to do to secure homecourt advantage.

We last met the Rockets a month ago in New Orleans, losing 84-95. We’re 1-2 against them this season.

Yao is back from a foot injury so the Rockets will be at full strength. The Hornets are hoping to have Tyson back for Wednesday’s game in San Antonio, though it might be best not to get your hopes up.

Game tips at 7:30 Central. The Mavs host the TWolves at the same time, while Clippers @ Jazz starts a half hour later.

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