Houston Rockets at the United Center, 7 p.m.
TV: WCIU, ESPN
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Radio: ESPN AM-1000
Update: This will be the Bulls' first Christmas Day home game since 1997, when they beat Miami. The Bulls lost at Houston 93-89 on Nov. 21, after squandering a 5-point lead with less than four minutes remaining. SG James Harden is the league's fourth-leading scorer at 25.6 points, while ex-Bulls C Omer Asik is fourth in rebounds with 11.4. PG Jeremy Lin is averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 assists. The Rockets (14-12) have been hot, winning three straight and five of their last six.
Next: Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 6 p.m. Wednesday
-- Mike McGraw