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Trail Blazers-Rockets matchups: Expect bench for both teams to be a wild but little-played card

Trail Blazers-Rockets matchups: Expect bench for both teams to be a wild but little-played card

Point guards and big men figure to be the central players in both teams' bench production. The Blazers’ Mo Williams and Houston’s Jeremy Lin will play the most, while Rockets big man Omer Asik figures to play an intricate role in how Houston defends.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 3 hours ago

Trail Blazers-Rockets: Kevin McHale on benches, uptempo play

"We've gotta do what we do," Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said after Saturday's practice. "We're not going to change a ton. We've prepared for these guys, but we just got to be who we are."
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 4 hours ago

Trail Blazers-Rockets matchups: LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Terrence Jones shapes up as Portland's biggest edge

The three-time All-Star has scored more points (107) and corralled more rebounds (62) against the Rockets than any other opponent this season, averaging a robust 26.8 points, 15.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the four-game series.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 5 hours ago

Trail Blazers-Rockets: Thomas Robinson says his motivation is winning, not exacting revenge

Robinson's postseason focus is on helping the Blazers advance to the second round, not exacting revenge against the team that traded him last summer.
CSN Houston 2 hours ago
Is Dwight Howard giving away free cars?

Is Dwight Howard giving away free cars?

Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard explain why Parsons got to pick out one of Howard's cars for the playoffs.
Houston Chronicle 9 hours ago

The Howard-Asik combo could return vs. Portland

Way back in 2013, when Dwight Howard was the new guy and the Rockets were trying to get to know one another, the Rockets tried an experiment they did not expect to work. It didn’t. Last season’s center, Omer Asik, started with this season’s center, Howard, and the Rockets were very good at doing what […]
CSN Houston 10 hours ago

Howard: 'This is why I chose this team'

Dwight Howard explains why he finally had a clear enough vision of his future to decide with some conviction that Houston was where he wanted to be.
Blazersedge 1 hour ago

Transcript: Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Talks Rockets, Playoffs On 750 AM

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts discusses the upcoming playoff series with the Houston Rockets in a radio interview. Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts discussed his team's upcoming first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets with Chad Doing of 750 AM The Game on Friday. Audio of the interview can be found right here. Here's a condensed transcript of the interview. Questions are summarized and in bold; answers are word-for-word and in block quote. Are you guys embracing the role as underdogs or are you looking at it like "This is an evenly matched series. We played...
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Robert Covington named D-League rookie of year

Rockets rookies Robert Covington and Isaiah Canaan returned to the D-League shuttle on Saturday in time to join their Rio Grande Valley Vipers for their playoff game against the Santa Cruz Warriors. Along the way, Covington also picked up the NBA Development League rookie of the year award. Covington averaged 23.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and […]

More Rockets Rumors & News

CSN Houston 2 hours ago

Rockets host Portland in first-round of playoffs

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets were happy simply to return to the playoffs last season.
CSN Houston 3 hours ago

Rockets focused on slowing down Aldridge

The one Blazer that the Rockets had the most difficulty dealing with over their four-game regular season series was clearly power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Rockets see a familiar team in the Blazers

In some ways, days of scouting and preparation have led the Rockets to see a lot of themselves in the Blazers. The Rockets and Blazers finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in points per possessions. The Rockets took the most 3-pointers, the Blazers third most. The Rockets were fourth in pace of place, the Blazers ninth. […]
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Dwight Howard gave Chandler Parsons a Ferrari because he got a mohawk

Dwight Howard, apparently, really wanted Chandler Parsons to get a mohawk haircut. Howard bought his Rockets teammate a Ferrari after he got the new look. Parsons posted a picture to thank Howard: “Catch me if you can – thanks, @dwighthoward,” he wrote on Instagram. The above video was posted by Howard Instagram.
CSN Houston 20 hours ago

CSN NW: Aldridge discusses preparation for Rockets

Blazers star and former Texas Longhorn LaMarcus Aldridge discusses preparation for Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets in the upcoming playoff series.
Rip City Project 21 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers & Rockets – Experience Breakdown

*Playoffs in which the players were present but not active are not included- E.g.: Wright’s championship in 2006 & Howard’s injury absence in 2012*   The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets are preparing to clash in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, but only some of the players have prior experience to […]NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers & Rockets – Experience Breakdown - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Houston Rockets pondering twin towers approach to deal with Trail Blazers' inside strength

Centers Dwight Howard and Omer Asik could play together to help the Rockets deal with Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez.

Trail Blazers excited, ready to get series against Houston Rockets started (video)

TUALATIN – They'll have to wait until Sunday night, but the Portland Trail Blazers are more than ready to get started with the first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets."I'm really not sleeping right now, but now this no...
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

Episode 3: Dwight Howard Visits NASA

In this episode of the Dwight Howard Show, the Rockets center pays a visit to NASA and checks out what life would be like as an astronaut.
Houston Chronicle Apr 18, 2014

Board game: Rockets know rebounds key against Blazers

When the Rockets talked about what they had to do well against the Blazers, they mentioned many things but none as consistently as the pointed to controlling the defensive glass. There were very tangible reasons for that to be a priority. The Blazers led the NBA in second-chance scoring. Only the Lakers allowed more second-chance […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 18, 2014

Chandler Parsons enjoys seeing the tough Kevin McHale in ‘Bad Boys’

Rockets forward Chandler Parsons got a good look at his coach in action on Thursday during the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, “Bad Boys.” Rockets coach Kevin McHale, then a player with the Celtics, was among those featured battling with the Detroit Pistons in the 80s. “He always brags about they don’t make them like […]

Rockets Player News

  • 9 Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard

    The Howard-Asik combo could return vs. Portland

  • 5 Chandler Parsons

    Chandler Parsons

    Dwight Howard gave Chandler Parsons a Ferrari because he got a mohawk

  • 4 James Harden

    James Harden

    Facing doubt and adversity, Trail Blazers' guard Wesley Matthews has shown he is 'going to find a way'

  • 3 Patrick Beverley

    Patrick Beverley

    Patrick Beverley: 'It's the Houston Rockets vs the Portland Trail Blazers not Patrick Beverley vs Damian Lillard'

  • 3 Terrence Jones

    Terrence Jones

    Rockets' Terrence Jones excited for playoffs even as he faces the tall task of guarding LaMarcus Aldridge

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