7:50 AM EST, Tue December 01, 2015
Houston Rockets Rumors & News
The Dream Shake 8 hours ago
FinalL 105 - 116
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
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
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
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 lets fans know that he sees their open ridicules.
Blog a Bull 8 hours ago
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...
Houston Chronicle 12 hours ago
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
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
Takeaways from the Rockets' overtime win in New York on Sunday night.
Houston Chronicle 22 hours ago
The Rockets came back from a big deficit to beat the New York Knicks 116-111 in overtime Sunday night.
For all that the Rockets had done poorly throughout the night, at some point they made one adjustment that changed everything.
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.
The Rockets take on the Detroit Pistons Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Howard is expected to be held out of one of the three games after the road trip.
Motiejunas is scheduled for an examination Tuesday that could clear him to begin practicing.
The Rockets play the Knicks on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is getting closer to a return, said coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
For the second time since taking over as head coach, J.B. Bickerstaff will coach the Rockets on the road.
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.
Rockets Player News
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Watch highlights from the Detroit Pistons' win over the Houston Rockets
On the Rockets' momentum and Clint Capela's defense
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