Houston Rockets Cannot Afford Latest Chandler Parsons Setback

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After staring for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, Chandler Parsons may miss more games due to a calf injury.

Parsons sat out Monday’s win against the Orlando Magic at the Toyota Center due to an illness and may miss more time after suffering a calf injury according to Ultimate Rockets.

Fantastic against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Parsons scored a game-high 29 points to along with five rebounds, four assists and three triples, but suffered a knock to his right calf and did not practice on Thursday. It is unsure if the second-year forward will miss any more games, but the timing of his issue could not have come at a worse time for the (hopefully) playoff bound Houston Rockets.

The Rockets’ season isn’t in jeopardy by any means, however the team is just three wins away from clinching a spot in the playoffs. With only seven games remaining and three of those against playoff bound teams (we’re counting the Los Angeles Lakers at this stage), Houston can’t really afford to lose their valuable wing scorer.

Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers is the middle of a three-game road trip that will see the Rockets face the tough task of playing the Denver Nuggets  on Saturday night- the worst possible ask for a team ending a stint on the road. Dropping either or both could be prove to be disastrous for a team hoping to make its first playoff appearance since the 2008-09 season.

A sidelined Chandler could also hurt the chances of the Rockets breaking the NBA record for three-pointers made in a season. The team needs 50 more triples in order to surpass the Magic’s record of 841 from the 2009-10 season.

Robert White covers the Houston Rockets for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @RobertWhitebrrr.

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