Bonner missed three games due to the illness. He was able to play 14 minutes, but missed both his shots from the field. He was able to pull down three rebounds.Analysis:
Hairston missed four games due to the injury. He was able to play 21 minutes in his return, scoring just three points. Hairston went 1-5 from the field. He also picked up two rebounds.Analysis:
Williams was held out of practice Monday and Wednesday's game with the illness.Analysis:
Boozer will get the start after missing Sunday's game and Monday's practice with his shoulder issue. Davis played 22 minutes in Sunday's game with Boozer sidelined, scoring four points and racking up five rebounds.Analysis:
McGee has "no real timetable" for his return but remains day-to-day with tibia injury. Arthur suffered a knee contusion Tuesday, but the issue appears to have been minor.Analysis:
"I'm on the road to recovery now," Gordon added.
Coach Jacque Vaughn praised Gordon before Wednesday's game. "I love his game," Vaughn said. "There's different segments of the game that are being pushed forward, I think, and I think energy-and-effort guys who bring it every night [are one of them]. He fits into that category. That's a skill these days now, where that used to be the 15th guy on the bench. That's a skill. He brings that on an everyday basis, and we miss that. We miss his versatility of guarding multiple positions ... So I look forward to him coming back, and I've told him I miss him, too."
Gordon has averaged 5.8 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 58.1 percent in 11 games.Analysis:
McHale also indicated that he'd like both players to practice before returning to game action, which likely leaves them as doubtful to play Saturday as well. The Rockets get three days off after the upcoming back-to-back before playing Wednesday, which could mark a return date for both players if they can practice in the interim.Analysis:
Hansbrough will be missing his fourth straight game with the issue. However, he was deemed a gametime decision for Wednesday's matchup, so it's possible he'll be able to make his return Friday against the Mavericks.Analysis:
Bullock played 19 minutes Monday with Barnes sidelined but scored just three points. Barnes' next shot at playing will come Friday in Houston.Analysis: