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The Dream Shake Apr 21, 2017
NBA Playoffs 2017: Getting Ryan Anderson going is kind of a big deal

NBA Playoffs 2017: Getting Ryan Anderson going is kind of a big deal

Anderson needs to get his groove back. In Houston Rocket vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3, picking up the win and getting a step closer to finishing the series is goal No. 1 for Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets. Goal No. 2, and almost as important as getting the win, is finally having Ryan Anderson find his shot again. In two games, Anderson is 0-11 from three and has only made two shots so far. Having Anderson hitting four or five threes a game will help make the Rockets even more deadly, and it's a part of the offense that they will need in the next series, likely against the San Antonio...
The Dream Shake Apr 10, 2017
Troy Williams poised for postseason court time

Troy Williams poised for postseason court time

The youngster has made an impression in his short time in Houston. Just a few weeks ago, Troy Williams was toiling away in D-League obscurity. Now suddenly, the young swingman is staring down the possibility of real playoff minutes with one of the top teams in the NBA. After the Rockets committed to Williams for the remainder of the year following an initial 10-day deal, he found himself suddenly thrust into the starting lineup due to injuries to Ryan Anderson, Sam Dekker, and James Harden (illness). He’s managed to stick in the rotation ever since. In those four games, three of them...
Sactown Royalty Apr 9, 2017
Kings 128, Rockets 135: Sacramento gets outgunned

Kings 128, Rockets 135: Sacramento gets outgunned

Both teams showcased their offensive capabilities but Houston had far more weapons. With the Rockets coming to town I was expecting a shootout and that’s exactly what we got Sunday in Sacramento. Both teams shot over 50% from the field and almost 300 points were scored with 74 three point attempts between both teams. This was a game all about offense, and in the end, that played in Houston’s favor. The final score seems to indicate a closer game than it actually was. The Rockets jumped out to a big early lead and were able to hold serve for the most part. Ryan Anderson hit 4 of his...
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2017
Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings

Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — James Harden had 35 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st triple-double of the season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 135-128 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.Harden is second to Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, who broke Oscar Robertson's 56-year-old NBA record with his 42nd triple-double Sunday in a win at Denver. Harden has scored 30 or more points and had double-digit assists in 29 games.Ryan Anderson made six 3-pointers and had 21 points for Houston. Clint Capela and Lou Williams each had 18 points, and Bobby Brown made four 3-pointers and...
The Dream Shake Apr 7, 2017
What if the Rockets signed Al Horford and Kent Bazemore instead?

What if the Rockets signed Al Horford and Kent Bazemore instead?

Would the Rockets still be the three seed? What if I told you Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon never joined the Houston Rockets? What if instead of the two sharpshooters, the Rockets instead picked up Al Horford and Kent Bazemore liked they originally planned. Would it all have turned out the same? The answer is no, not even close. One of the things that have made the Rockets what they are this season is James Harden having three shooters on the floor with him, along with a pick-and-roll big man. This combination has made the Rockets one of the hardest teams to stop on a night in and night...
The Dream Shake Apr 7, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game preview

I know I’ve mentioned it in basically every preview for the last couple of weeks, so you’ll be happy to know that Houston no longer has any form of magic number. After their win Wednesday over the Denver Nuggets, they clinched the 3 seed in the West. That’s where they will end whether they win out or lose out. For Houston, the goal now is to maintain some intensity in games that don’t matter. Meanwhile, they need to get everyone healthy, and that starts with the likely return of Ryan Anderson tonight. The Detroit Pistons come into town clinging to a chance at the playoffs. By my...
The Dream Shake Apr 6, 2017
With Ryan Anderson coming back, time for Rockets to round into form

With Ryan Anderson coming back, time for Rockets to round into form

With seeding all sewn up, it’s time to get back to the December version of the Rockets. After months of hard work, the Houston Rockets have finally clinched the third seed in the Western Conference. They've been locked into it for weeks, but now it's official. Before the season, many pundits had their doubts about the new look Rockets. Could Mike D'Antoni's offense work in 2017? Could James Harden take his game to the next level? Would the team find shooters to help Harden? It took a little bit of time, but after the team's 15-2 December, all those questions were answered. With Harden...
The Dream Shake Apr 3, 2017
Rockets beat Suns but lose Sam Dekker as Harden, Ariza sit

Rockets beat Suns but lose Sam Dekker as Harden, Ariza sit

It was a bittersweet win in the desert. Last night, the Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak as they beat the Suns in Phoenix 123-116. This loss marked the 12th straight for Phoenix and the first time in franchise history that the Rockets swept them in a season series. The Rockets also lowered their magic number to clinch the 3-seed to one. This was a very different looking Rockets team that beat the Suns. Ryan Anderson sat his fifth straight game due to a bum ankle. Trevor Ariza did not play due to a death in the family. But most importantly, James Harden did not play in this game...
The Dream Shake Apr 2, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs. Suns

Game thread: Rockets vs. Suns

The Rockets are shorthanded in trying to avoid their fourth loss in a row. The Houston Rockets look to get back on track tonight and break a three-game losing streak against the worst team in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns. With the Utah Jazz on their heels for the third seed in the postseason, the Rockets will be forced to get it done minus three regular starters. Ryan Anderson remains out with a sprained ankle, Trevor Ariza will miss tonight due to a death in the family, and James Harden will also finally sit with what’s being called “acute viral syndrome”. The Rockets...
The Dream Shake Mar 28, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

It’s game one of two games against the Dubs this week for Houston. It’s the first of two games this week against the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors. Of course, the Rockets are banged up too, with Ryan Anderson down for the count for 2 weeks with an ankle sprain, and James Harden battling a jammed left wrist. He had a huge wrap around the injury after the Thunder game. Also, the Rockets will now be without Montrezl Harrell, who will miss tonight’s contest to be there for the birth of his child. Montrezl Harrell out tonight and Thu to be with his girlfriend who is due to...
The Dream Shake Mar 28, 2017
TDS Tuesday 5-on-5: On the injury bug, Warriors and closing games

TDS Tuesday 5-on-5: On the injury bug, Warriors and closing games

Another week, another robust discussion of Rockets stories. This week, on the TDS Tuesday 5-on-5, we discuss the Rockets’ week ahead, including two clashes with the Warriors, the team’s injury woes, and looking into the postseason crystal ball. If you have a question you would like us to answer in next week’s roundtable, post it in the comments and continue the debates! You can read our Tuesday 5-on-5 from last week here. This week’s panelists include ak2themax (AK), Max Croes (MC), Colin Ainsworth (CA), Adam Sweeney (AS), and Ethan Rothstein (ER). 1. How does Ryan Anderson's injury...

Warriors game day: Can Golden State limit Houston’s 3-pointers?

Warriors injury report: SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) is out. Rockets injury report: PF Ryan Anderson (right ankle sprain) is out. Game planning for the Rockets always starts with Harden, who is in a two-man race with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook for NBA MVP. Harden is already the first player since the 1983-84 season to record at least 30 points and 10 assists in 26 games. To earn the most recent Western Conference Player of the Week, he averaged 33 points, 13.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. The Warriors, led by a committee of Draymond Green and...
The Dream Shake Mar 27, 2017
Nothing left to play for, Rockets still won’t rest players

Nothing left to play for, Rockets still won’t rest players

“We don’t do that,” D’Antoni reiterated after Sunday’s game. The Houston Rockets are pretty much cemented into the third seed, and with a handful of games left, there is literally nothing left to prove. Maybe pride, but let's be real now, regular season-wise they've accomplished what they wanted to. The Rockets took a roster many wrote off before the year and made themselves an actual title contender. So now, it's time for James Harden, Mike D'Antoni and everyone else to embrace resting. Ryan Anderson is injured and will be missing in action for the next two weeks, a move...
The Dream Shake Mar 26, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs. Thunder

Game thread: Rockets vs. Thunder

Potential 1st round playoff preview today! Rockets vs. Thunder. James vs. Russ. MVP candidate vs. MVP candidate. James going against his former team. Potential first round playoff preview. Sunday matinee. National TV. Let’s ride!!! Rockets go for win #51 today against the OKC Thunder and look to win the season series against them. Oklahoma City is fighting for playoff position as they are currently sitting in sixth in the West, 1.5 games behind fifth-place LA, and 1.5 games ahead of seventh-place Memphis. The Rockets will be without Ryan Anderson, as he is nursing a sprained ankle...
The Dream Shake Mar 26, 2017
Rockets vs. Thunder game thread: The final showdown

Rockets vs. Thunder game thread: The final showdown

All your MVP hype belong to this game. Everything I have to say about this game was perfectly summarized by AK’s preview. The fact that Ryan Anderson is hurt only makes it less likely the Rockets will win, but, at this point in the season, with Houston’s positioning set, all there is to care about is health. Narrative be damned.

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