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The Dream Shake 8 hours ago
Game Recap: Rockets start slow again, fall in Detroit
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Game Recap: Rockets start slow again, fall in Detroit

Despite Dwight Howard playing his first back-to-back of the season, the Rockets fell too far behind in the first half and dropped another game to an Eastern Conference foe. The Rockets came out sluggish and sloppy to start yet another game, falling behind by as many as 28 points before a second half rally fell short, as they lost to the Pistons 116-105 in Detroit. Houston jumped out to a 15-12 lead, but from there, despite getting two quick fouls on Pistons center Andre Drummond in the quarter, the Rockets' lack of ball movement was once again a prevalent theme, as the team went completely...
Houston Chronicle 9 hours ago

Pistons push off Rockets’ late comeback bid

Throughout the month, the Rockets were a hot mess. They were turnover prone. They shot badly. They defended worse. They did not get back defensively. They did not move the ball. They did not control the boards.
Grand Rapids Press 22 mins ago

Detroit Pistons notes: Stanley Johnson's first double-double not all praise

The first-round rookie had 19 points and 10 assists and learned a valuable lesson about late-game defense in the 116-105 win over the Houston Rockets.
The Dream Shake 10 hours ago

James Harden says no thanks to defense

They say the best defense is offense, right? Well, James Harden made a little boo boo. In the first quarter of the Rockets game against the Pistons, there came a time when Harden maybe could have helped out with defense a little bit. The Pistons' Ersan Ilyasova...
Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

Trevor Ariza responds to an angry fan on Twitter

Trevor Ariza lets fans know that he sees their open ridicules.
Blog a Bull 8 hours ago

Bulls vs. Spurs final score: Chicago gets another quality win while still not looking good

The Bulls welcomed a 14-3 San Antonio Spurs team that was leading the league in defensive efficiency, so you had to figure that this wouldn't be the game where the Bulls would find their offensive potency. And they didn't, in fact for much of the game they didn't look very good at all. But it didn't...

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Houston Chronicle 12 hours ago

J.B. Bickerstaff says he’s not done shuffling the rotation

After changing his starting lineup on Friday and tweaking his bench on Sunday – sitting Corey Brewer for the first half and Ty Lawson for the entire game – Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he might not be through with experimenting with his rotation.
Houston Chronicle 21 hours ago

Rockets praise Kobe Bryant as Lakers star announces retirement

Though the news could not have been considered a surprise, the Rockets were still stunned after Sunday's game to hear that Kobe Bryant had announced he would retire after the season and took their turn praising his career.
Houston Chronicle 21 hours ago

3-Pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets’ overtime win against the Knicks

Takeaways from the Rockets' overtime win in New York on Sunday night.
Houston Chronicle 22 hours ago

The Sports Update: Discussing the Rockets’ overtime win in New York on Sunday night

The Rockets came back from a big deficit to beat the New York Knicks 116-111 in overtime Sunday night.
Houston Chronicle Nov 29, 2015

Rockets rally to take down Knicks in overtime thriller

For all that the Rockets had done poorly throughout the night, at some point they made one adjustment that changed everything.
Houston Chronicle Nov 29, 2015

Clint Capela’s defensive abilities along the perimeter are vital to his role as a starter

The Rockets moved Clint Capela into the starting lineup to help on the boards and especially defensively, but there are challenges he did not have to face as a center. With games against the Knicks and Pistons, he will have had consecutive games defending out to the 3-point line against range-shooting power forwards, Kristaps Porzingis and Ersan Ilyasova.
Houston Chronicle Nov 29, 2015

Scouting Report: Monday’s Rockets-Pistons game

The Rockets take on the Detroit Pistons Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Houston Chronicle Nov 29, 2015

Rockets’ Dwight Howard might not be done sitting out games

Howard is expected to be held out of one of the three games after the road trip.
Houston Chronicle Nov 29, 2015

Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas back at team’s shootaround

Motiejunas is scheduled for an examination Tuesday that could clear him to begin practicing.

Scouting Report: Sunday’s Rockets-Knicks game

The Rockets play the Knicks on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas getting closer to return

Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is getting closer to a return, said coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

J.B. Bickerstaff looks forward to taking these Rockets on the road

For the second time since taking over as head coach, J.B. Bickerstaff will coach the Rockets on the road.

Rockets’ J.B. Bickerstaff learning about the balance of basketball and family life

A week and a half into his stint as head coach of the Rockets, J.B. Bickerstaff said he is still trying to figure out how to strike the right balance.

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