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Warriors vs. Rockets gamethread: Brandon Rush likely to start in place of injured Harrison Barnes

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Brandon Rush will get his chance to shine this preseason if he gets to start for the Warriors tonight against the Rockets.

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If Bob Myers and the Golden State Warriors are waiting for Brandon Rush to take a roster spot instead of keeping one by default, tonight seems to be a good opportunity for him to do so.

According to CSN's Monte Poole, Rush will get the start tonight against the Houston Rockets with Harrison Barnes out with a bone bruise suffered during Tuesday's game against the Denver Nuggets.

Of course, we shouldn't read too much into this: a) it's only the preseason and b) interim coach Luke Walton has stated that practices mean more than what we see in the games, a point that can easily be overlooked as we obsess over who gets the last 2-3 spots on the roster. However, with most of the Rockets' lineup out for tonight's game, a good night for Rush wouldn't exactly hurt his cause.

I mean, if you think the other team really matters to begin with.