When these teams last played, the Bucks held a commanding lead in the first half as the Rockets struggled to get anything going. In the second half, the tables completely turned. The Rockets tightened up their defense and the Bucks couldn't stop the Rockets from running the break or their offense.

The Rockets and Bucks made the most significant trades at the deadline, with the Rockets acquiring Thomas Robinson and Francisco Garcia while shipping out four players. The Bucks traded Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih, and Doron Lamb for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon, and one of our favorites, Ish Smith.

The Bucks are coming off an impressive 95-90 win over the Mavericks in Dallas last night. I believe this is like the third time all year that the Rockets have gotten a team on a back-to-back when they themselves have had at least one day off. Stern is going soft on us.