5:44 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014

Home opener breaks up early road trips

After opening with a back-to-back in Los Angeles and Utah, the Rockets will host Boston on Saturday, then head back on the road for a back-to-back against Philadelphia Monday and Miami Tuesday. “It will be a brief stop at the Toyota Center but we are excited about it,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. The first […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 30, 2014

Rockets wait on Pat Beverley injury report, consider rotation options

While the Rockets waited for word on whether point guard Pat Beverley would miss time with a strained right hamstring, they braced themselves for the possibility that they would need to make a major change to their rotation in the season’s first week for a second-consecutive season. Last season, Beverley went out with an abdominal […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 30, 2014

Five things we learned from Rockets’ win over Jazz

1. Dwight Howard can still be a force in the low blocks. Howard was more effective in the previous two seasons in pick and roll than when catching with his back to the basket. But with the Jazz choosing not to double-team, he overwhelmed Enes Kanter inside. 2. Howard still needs more time. After playing […]
Deseret Morning News Oct 30, 2014
Video: Utah Jazz coach, players break down the season-opening loss against the Rockets

Video: Utah Jazz coach, players break down the season-opening loss against the Rockets

Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets proved to be too much for the Utah Jazz to handle on opening night as the Jazz fell...
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

Rockets hold off Jazz 104-93 to move to 2-0 on young season

SALT LAKE CITY – When the Rockets starters were together, they generally rolled with relative ease. Dwight Howard was too much to handle in the low post, especially early. James Harden was happy to work as a playmaker. Trevor Ariza poured in 3s for the second-consecutive game. When the Rockets got their starters back on […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

Early season back-to-back does Rockets no favors

SALT LAKE CITY – As unwelcome as back-to-backs are at any point of the season, they can be especially tough early when teams need time to make corrections and go over game plans still new. The Rockets went from their opener in Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, arriving at the hotel at 3:30 a.m. […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

Rookies look the part in Rockets’ season opener

SALT LAKE CITY – For all the Rockets’ efforts to add veteran influence with the additions of Trevor Ariza and Jason Terry, they begin the season with two rookies in their rotation. Kostas Papanikolaou has played as the backup small forward and very briefly as a stretch four and Tarik Black has been Dwight Howard’s […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

NBA commissioner taking proactive approach with future salary cap

SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA will not wait for the new television rights windfall to kick in or for the next collective bargaining agreement negotiations to begin to open talks with the NBA players’ association. Those talks, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday, have already begun. In an effort to avoid a massive spike […]
Deseret Morning News Oct 29, 2014

Live coverage: Utah Jazz host Houston Rockets in season opener

We're covering the Utah Jazz season opener live. Follow along with the Jazz experts. Tweets from...
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

Dwight vs. Kobe and other heated moments in Rockets’ history

Where to rank the Dwight Howard “elbow” vs. Kobe Bryant “soft” comment in the history of various Rockets scuffles? Here are a few to consider: Charles vs Shaq In Charles Barkley’s last season with the Rockets and the NBA, things got a little chippy in an early season game against the Lakers and Shaquille O’Neal. […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 29, 2014

Five things we learned from Rockets’ season opener

1. That whole Dwight-Kobe thing – there’s something there. When Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant squared off in the second half, trading verbal shots after a few smacks of Howard’s forearm and an elbow to Bryant chin, there seemed much more lying beneath the surface than “just basketball.” Howard’s one season as Bryant’s teammate had […]
Los Angeles Times Oct 29, 2014

Five takeaways from the Lakers' season-opening loss to Houston Rockets

It couldn’t get any worse for the Lakers, trailing Houston in a season opener by 27 points, but then it somehow did. Rookie Julius Randle planted awkwardly on a drive, collided with two Rockets players, sustained a broken right tibia and is probably done for the season, just one of many...
CSN Houston Oct 29, 2014

Hornets hope Stephenson takes them to next level

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece to the championship puzzle Michael Jordan is trying to build in Charlotte.

Lakers Julius Randle out with broken leg

Kobe Bryant just kept repeating to Julius Randle to keep his spirits up. As the rookie was carted off the floor in the fourth quarter of the Lakers opener against the Rockets, Bryant just continued to comfort him and tell him he would be ok. Randle went down in the fourth quarter of the game […]

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