With enough “oil” in his squeaky door of a right elbow, Rockets forward Carlos Delfino plans to return tonight after two games out and four days of therapy.

The treatment he hopes solves his issues could only come with a few made 3-pointers.

“When I go to jump on the court, if I do, and start to play, the thing is when you come from an injury you start to get danger out of your mind,” Delfino said. “I’m sure if I hit a couple shots it’s going to be out.

“I will try tonight to go. I got some treatments and injections and stuff. Hopefully it works. It doesn’t feel natural, but I will try to play.”

Delfino said his elbow felt “slow” during shootaround.

“I think it’s because of all the stuff I’ve been shooting into the joint. I think it makes sense,” Delfino said. “This was therapy, like putting some oil in an old door. The thing is noisy and still a little sore but it’s going to work.”

Delfino had been treating his strained right elbow for about a month before sitting out against the Warriors and Heat. An MRI showed loose cartilage, with Delfino and the Rockets opting to treat it with anti-inflammatories and other therapy.

“There were two ways to do it, the way we did and surgery,” Delfino said. “I wanted to try this short way and I think it will work. I’m very optimistic about it. When I’m going to be on the court competing, it’s going to take the pain away from my mind.”