Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts joked that he will use the 'Hack-a-Howard' strategy on the "first possession" of Game 2.
Patrick Beverley will have an MRI on Monday after spraining his right knee during Sunday's game.
Chandler Parsons made 10-of-21 shots including three 3-pointers to score 24 points in Sunday's overtime loss to Portland.
Terrence Jones had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Rockets' heart-breaking OT loss in Houston on Sunday.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that "it's possible" he'll pair Dwight Howard and Omer Asik for stretches vs. the Trail Blazers.
The Rockets recalled Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington on Friday.
James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik all took Wednesday off in preparation for the playoffs.
Troy Daniels got a start for the Rockets on Wednesday and had a career-high 22 points, five assists and six 3-pointers in a loss to the Pelicans.
Francisco Garcia will not play vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Troy Daniels will start with Pat Beverley, Omri Casspi, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones.
Jeremy Lin will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Omer Asik will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Chandler Parsons will rest during Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.
James Harden and Chandler Parsons will both be rested for the Rockets' season finale.
Big man Josh Powell passed his physical and was signed by the Rockets on Tuesday.