1:03 AM EDT, Tue April 21, 2015
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago
Relive the Rockets’ most memorable first-round series

Relive the Rockets’ most memorable first-round series

The Rockets got this year’s playoffs started on a strong note with Saturday’s Game 1 win over the Mavericks. It remains to be seen how the rest of the series will play out, but if the opener was a barometer, it has the potential to be one of the more notable series in franchise history. […]
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Chandler Parsons, Devin Harris sit out Mavericks practice

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons and guard Devin Harris sat out the team’s practice on Monday and were listed as questionable to play in Game 2 of the first round series between the Rockets and Mavericks. A decision about their availability might not come until...
Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

Trevor Ariza says Rockets not worried by any Mavericks’ adjustments

Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said he knows Dallas will make adjustments for Game 2. He just isn’t worried too much about what the Mavericks are doing. Ariza said the Rockets’ offense is set up to work around whatever their opponents are doing defensively. “We...
The Dream Shake 15 hours ago

A Rockets-Mavericks Q&A with Mavs Moneyball's Kirk Henderson

What does this series look like from a Mavericks' perspective? To continue our Rockets-Mavericks first round playoff series coverage, I sat down with Kirk Henderson, a senior editor at Mavs Moneyball. What ensued was a jam-packed interview full of predictions, opinions and analysis no national reporter...

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Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

Hakeem Olajuwon on Rockets: ‘They have all the pieces … to win a championship’

To Hakeem Olajuwon, the right attitude was always as important as taking the right shot or making the right move. If the Rockets had homecourt advantage, he thought they had a significant edge. If the Rockets didn’t have homecourt advantage, he thought they had a significant edge. He might have to twist logic into as […]

Rookie Clint Capela, with an assist from Hakeem Olajuwon, finding his spot in playoffs

When the season started, 20-year old Clint Capela had no idea how things might go in his first season in the NBA. He was new to the country after being drafted in June and moving from France to Houston. He was the youngest player on the court at training camp, and to make matters worse, […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 19, 2015

Rockets to focus on bolstering defense when Dwight Howard sits

Dwight Howard paced in front of the Rockets’ bench and bounced around on the baseline, reminding himself not to let the frustration get to him or change his play. After spending so much of the season forced to be patient, he had months of hard-earned lessons on which to rely. He had come to value […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 19, 2015

Rockets veteran Jason Terry doesn’t act his age on the court

At 37-years-old, Rockets guard Jason Terry is the fifth oldest NBA player in the postseason, the second oldest starter behind Spurs star Tim Duncan. He did not act his age in Game 1 of the Rockets’ playoff series against the Mavericks, making 6 of 10 shots for 16 points on Saturday. “I definitely feel young,” […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 19, 2015

Bleeding the shot clock worked out just fine for Rockets in Game 1

The Rockets hit several particularly deflating shots late in the shot clock that Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle described as “key” to the Rockets opening up their fourth-quarter lead. “(Corey) Brewer hit a couple of late clock ones during periods where we were doing some good things and beginning to make some runs,” Carlisle said. “So […]

Rockets expecting plenty of adjustments from Mavericks in Game 2

After Saturday night’s game, the Mavericks are going to be looking at all the Rockets when they are choosing who put defensive emphasis on. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 118-108 in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs as seven of their players scored in double figures. After the game, Dallas forward Dirk […]

Kevin McHale impressed with Clint Capela, says rookie ‘does his job well’

A couple of weeks ago, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said if rookie Clint Capela was getting a lot of playing time in the postseason, the Rockets would be “in trouble.” Obviously something changed in a short amount of time, since Capela was the first player off the bench in Game 1 of the first round […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 19, 2015

The Sports Update: Game 1 of Rockets-Mavericks first-round playoff series

The Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen and Jenny Dial Creech check in from Toyota Center, where the Rockets pulled away late to knock off the rival Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday night.
Houston Chronicle Apr 19, 2015

Five things we learned from Game 1: Rockets 118, Mavericks 108

Five observations from Game 1, Rockets 118, Mavericks 108: 1. Speaking of “predictable,” anyone could have foreseen the sort of defense the Mavericks would throw at James Harden. There are wrinkles that vary, but one way or another, they were bound to swarm to the lane and work to get the ball out of his hands. […]

Former Mavericks Terry and Brewer ignite Rockets in Game 1 win

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle knew what the Rockets would get out of Jason Terry on Saturday night – he has seen it before. So when Terry hit his third 3 -pointer of the night and put out his arms motioning a jet taking off, the Dallas bench wasn’t surprised. They’ve seen it before, when Terry […]

Playoffs another step in learning curve for Rockets rookies

Clint Capela spent a lot of time this week learning everything he could about the Dallas Mavericks. Capela, one of the Rockets rookies, said preparing for the postseason is a completely different experience. Capela, Nick Johnson and Kostas Papanikoalou are all playing in their first playoff series and all three could tell just how different […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 18, 2015

LIVE: Rockets vs. Mavericks, Game 1

The Chronicle sports team will have updates throughout the night from Game 1 of the Rockets-Mavericks series at Toyota Center.
Houston Chronicle Apr 18, 2015

Kevin McHale, Chandler Parsons have no beefs entering Rockets-Mavs series

If there were hard feelings left over from Chandler Parsons’ moved from the Rockets and Mavericks, Rockets coach Kevin McHale does not seem to have them. He and Parsons have often visited before the games between the teams with Parsons saying he remains close to many in the Rockets organizations, especially his coach for the […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 18, 2015

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t chime in on owner’s Rockets assessment

Almost as if he has experience with questions about comments made by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle did not weigh in on Cuban’s assessment that the Rockets are “not a very good team.” “I didn’t read the article, so I can’t comment on it,” Carlisle said before Saturday’s shootaround. “I don’t know […]

Rockets Player News

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    Trevor Ariza

    Trevor Ariza says Rockets not worried by any Mavericks’ adjustments

  • 1 James Harden

    James Harden

    Rockets Game 1 win proves Dwight Howard is key to deep playoff run

  • 1 Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard

    Rockets to focus on bolstering defense when Dwight Howard sits

  • 1 Jason Terry

    Jason Terry

    Rockets veteran Jason Terry doesn’t act his age on the court

  • 1 Clint Capela

    Clint Capela

    Rookie Clint Capela, with an assist from Hakeem Olajuwon, finding his spot in playoffs

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