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

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.

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