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The Dream Shake Nov 14, 2017
Rockets fall to Raptors to end winning streak

Rockets fall to Raptors to end winning streak

The Rockets couldn’t get stops, and they couldn’t hit shots, and that’s a recipe for a loss. So with all this talk about improved defense for the Houston Rockets, they decided to instead show us the Rockets of old in allowing for the Toronto Raptors to put up a season high in points scored in what finished as a 129-113 defeat for the good guys that broke Houston’s six-game win streak. Houston also allowed Toronto to shoot 51 percent from the field, and the Raptors also had a season-high 76 points in the first half in what was probably the worst overall team effort on defense this...
Raptors HQ Nov 14, 2017
Raptors beat a good team, win 129-113 against Rockets

Raptors beat a good team, win 129-113 against Rockets

It was a complete effort on both ends, as the Raptors withstood 38 points from James Harden to win. In what was probably their best game of the young season, the Toronto Raptors got outstanding performances from the top down on Tuesday to beat the Houston Rockets, 129-113. Toronto’s win snaps a six-game win streak by the Rockets, the third-longest in the Association. We’ll get to the usual suspects with the Raptors, but this game was personified — on both ends — by the hustle of rookie OG Anunoby. Earning his first career start with Norman Powell sitting with a hip pointer, Anunoby...
The Dream Shake Nov 14, 2017
Game thread: Rockets vs Raptors

Game thread: Rockets vs Raptors

The Rockets are looking for their seventh win in a row tonight. Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets, Nov. 14, 2017, 7 p.m. CDT Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: NBA League Pass, Rockets App Mavericks SBNation Blog: The Rockets are at the Toyota Center tonight looking for their seventh straight victory, as they take on the Toronto Raptors. Toronto has a 7-5 record and are no slouch, and the Rockets will be without Chris Paul for at least one more night (likely...
Raptors HQ Nov 14, 2017
Raptors vs. Rockets Game Thread: Make it hard on Harden

Raptors vs. Rockets Game Thread: Make it hard on Harden

Toronto takes on a superstar at the peak of his powers tonight at the Toyota Centre. The Raptors have been a bit lucky when it comes to facing superstars. This past Sunday, they faced a red hot Boston Celtics at the perfect time — right after they had lost Kyrie Irving, their best player, to injury. They also have a game against the Pelicans minus Anthony Davis under their belts. This is a trend that also popped up last season. Well, no luck tonight. The Raptors will have to deal with early MVP candidate James Harden at the peak of his powers, as his Rockets come in with an 11-3 record...
Raptors HQ Nov 14, 2017
Raptors attempt to ground red hot Rockets: Preview, start time, and more

Raptors attempt to ground red hot Rockets: Preview, start time, and more

Toronto has a chance to end Houston’s six-game win streak. The Toronto Raptors will have another chance to end one of the league’s longest active win streaks when they take on the Houston Rockets in the second stop of a three-game road trip. Houston is currently riding a six-game win streak and sit first in the Western Conference with an 11-3 overall record, including an opening night win at Oracle Arena against the Golden State Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets have done this all without the services of nine-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who hasn’t been in...
The Dream Shake Nov 14, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors game preview

The Rockets are riding high on a six-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the league is so enamored with Boston’s 12-game winning streak that they don’t have time to discuss the Rockets much. Is this how the San Antonio Spurs usually feel? Because I kind of like it. Flying under-the-radar and winning big is a nice combination. Take care of business in one city and move on. The Toronto Raptors are 7-5 on the young season and are coming off a one-point loss to the Celtics in Boston. DeMar DeRozan (he of the four capital letters) missed two good looks late. DeRozan is obviously the stud of the...

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