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Rockets rest starters, fall in San Antonio as regular season set to begin
The Rockets closed the preseason in San Antonio Friday night, but they did it without James Harden, Eric Gordon, Clint Capela and Trevor Ariza (not to mention Patrick Beverley). The Rockets pulled a Popovich-style move by resting their key guys, falling 114-99 to the Spurs to finish the preseason 5-2. Bobby Brown led the Rockets with 23 points off the bench and Nene (7-8 from the field) added 15. Up next? The regular season is set to begin as the Rockets will take on the Lakers Wednesday night in Los Angeles.