76ers vs. Houston Rockets at a glance

TEAMS: Sixers (1-8) vs. Rockets (5-4)

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Toyota Center

BROADCASTS: TV – CSN RADIO – 97.5 FM

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:  TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers

411 ON ROCKETS:  Former Sixers associate head coach Mike D'Antoni has the Rockets playing impressive basketball.  James Harden is also proving to be a very capable point guard.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (1-8)

33 Robert Covington G/F 6-9  8.4 ppg. 2.2 spg.

9 Dario Saric F 6-10 9.6 ppg. 6.0 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 18.8 ppg. 2.3 bpg.

12 Gerald Henderson G 6-5  10.1 ppg. 3.0 rpg.

14  Sergio Rodriguez G 6-3 9.2 ppg. 7.1 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Fourth season, 48-207)

Injury report: Ben Simmons (right foot fracture, out),  Jerryd Bayless (left wrist ligament damage, out), and Nerlens Noel (inflamed tissue above left knee, out).

ROCKETS (5-4)

1 Trevor Ariza F 6-8 11.8 ppg. 4.3 rpg.

3 Ryan Anderson PF 6-10 13.6 ppg 6.9 rpg.

15 Clint Capela C 6-10 10.0 ppg. 7.7 rpg.

33 Corey Brewer G 6-9  3.2 ppg. 1.6 apg.

13 James Harden  G 6-5  30.0 ppg. 13.0 apg.

Coach:  Mike D'Antonio (13th season, 460-430)

Injury report:  Patrick Beverley (left knee irritation, out)

THE SERIES

The Rockets own a 69-68 series advantage and have won seven of the past nine meetings.

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Washington Wizards vs. Sixers

Thursday: 8 p.m., at Target Center, Sixers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday: 7:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Phoenix Suns vs. Sixers

Nov. 21: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Miami Heat vs. Sixers

Nov. 23: 7p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sixers

Follow and contact 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter and on Instagram at PompeyOnSixers.