6:16 AM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
The Dream Shake 5 hours ago

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview

The Rockets welcome the Trail Blazers to the Toyota Center for the first time since Portland beat them in the first round of last year's playoffs. Time for some real talk: In early May, things weren't quite going well for me. School had thrown me a curveball that would set me back, a few things beyond my control happened, and I was pretty depressed. Then that shot happened. I've never been silly enough to define myself by my sports fandom, but like most sports fans I was living and dying by Houston's playoff series. Winning gave me 24 hours of happiness followed by worry over the next...
Houston Chronicle 6 hours ago

Scouting report: Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Rockets vs. Trail Blazers When/where: 7 p.m., Monday; Toyota Center. TV/radio: Root Sports; 790AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Trail Blazers (22-6) 1. The Trail Blazers have gotten off to a great start in one of the toughest stretches of the season. With four games in five nights against the Spurs, Pelicans, Rockets and Thunder, all on […]
Houston Chronicle 6 hours ago

Trail Blazers come to town a much different team than last season’s

The Trail Blazers know what to expect. There was a time that even they might have expected to receive the reception that awaits them tonight roughly seven months ago rather than in tonight’s first meeting since their playoff series against the Rockets. But now, it seems certain. They might safely assume that their excruciatingly tight […]
Rip City Project 15 mins ago

Trail Blazers shorthanded in rematch with Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers are in Houston this evening for their first of three meetings with the Rockets this season. It is also their first meeting since the 2014 NBA playoffs, where the Trail Blazers narrowly claimed victory after an intense six-game series that featured three overtime games. That...

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Rockets make it through ‘spirited’ practice after back-to-back losses at Toyota Center

• • • After two straight losses at the Toyota Center, the Rockets spent a good chunk of Sunday in the gym. They had a long film session then practice and coach Kevin McHale called the team “spirited” after. “We had a really good day of practice today,” McHale said. “Everyone worked hard and we […]

Scouting report: Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks When/where: 7 p.m., Saturday; Toyota Center. TV/radio: Root Sports; 790AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Hawks(12-12) 1. Atlanta has been shooting the ball well and is averaging 103 points per game. 2. The Hawks rank No. 1 in the league in assists with 25.8 per game. In 23 games this season, they have […]
Houston Chronicle Dec 20, 2014

Local TV station uses video game image for ex-Rockets guard Troy Daniels

What’s worse than being traded from a team likely to be in the playoff hunt to one expected to be in the lottery? Having your image from a video game displayed during a post-trade TV interview. That’s exactly what happened Friday night during a phone interview with Mark Berman of Fox 26 (KRIV) to former […]
philly.com Dec 19, 2014

Sixers send Shved to Rockets for second-round pick

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is a trading machine. His squad sent Alexey Shved to the Houston Rockets in exchange for the Rockets 2015 second-round pick and Ronny Turiaf from the Minnesota Timberwolves and the rights to Spanish League player Serhiy Lishshuk, according to a Sixers source.

Rockets starting to get healthy again

The Rockets injury list is finally starting to shrink. Forward Kostas Papanikolaou returned to the lineup on Thursday night. Guard Pat Beverley, center Dwight Howard and guard Isaiah Canaan all came back over the last few days. Guard James Harden said seeing players back on the court is a promising sign for the Rockets. “We […]

Dwight Howard gives family more than a shopping spree

PEARLAND – Diana Olvera pushed a cart through Target, filling it with household goods. Some curtains, a few towels, laundry detergent. Dressed in a gray sweatshirt, hair tied back, she walked along scanning items that she and her family will need over the next few weeks. Olvera is starting from scratch. Everything she owned is […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 19, 2014
Timberwolves trade Brewer, Turiaf to Rockets for little-used guard

Timberwolves trade Brewer, Turiaf to Rockets for little-used guard

The Timberwolves' rebuilding effort took another turn Friday in a trade of veterans Corey Brewer and Ronny Turiaf to the Houston Rockets, according to a Yahoo report.
Houston Chronicle Dec 19, 2014

Rockets acquire Corey Brewer

The Rockets have acquired small forward/shooting guard Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves. Brewer brings much-needed depth behind Trevor Ariza and James Harden who are second and third in the NBA in minutes per game respectively. With Brewer on the break, the Rockets will need to push pace off the bench, something that like almost everything […]

Kostas Papanikolaou returns to Rockets’ rotation

The Rockets seemingly ever-growing injury list got a little shorter on Thursday night. Forward Kostas Papanikolaou, who was expected to be out for the game, made his return to the lineup, after sitting the last five games with a knee sprain. “It’s exciting to be back,” Papanikolapou said. He said he wasn’t sure if he […]

Kevin McHale impressed with Pelicans star Anthony Davis’ improvement

Rockets coach Kevin McHale has been impressed with the play of New Orleans star Anthony Davis for some time. McHale often uses Davis as an example of a player who has made big leaps, the way he thinks young players in the NBA should. “Huge jumps – Guys come in as the first pick and […]

No rest for the weary after Rockets’ win in Denver on Wednesday

The Rockets didn’t have much time to rest before Thursday night’s game against New Orleans. On Wednesday night, the Rockets went into overtime in Denver in a game that started at 9:30 p.m. James Harden finished with 41 points and 10 assists as the Rockets beat the Nuggets 115-111 in overtime. The Rockets are now […]
Houston Chronicle Dec 18, 2014

Losing out on Rondo doesn’t mean Rockets take back seat to Mavs

Loaded with contenders and MVP candidates as the NBA’s Western Conference might be, it had just one trade deadline, just one off-season rush of deal-making. As with everything else in the west, there had to be more of the good stuff. As if excellence was not enough, the Western Conference race needed to add more […]
Houston Chronicle Dec 18, 2014

Rockets still going after Corey Brewer

Although the Rockets are out of the trade market for Rajon Rondo, they may still make a move. The team is involved in talks with Minnesota for small forward Corey Brewer, a person with knowledge of the talks said. A deal is possbile by Friday, which is the last day a team can acquire a […]
Houston Chronicle Dec 18, 2014

Report: Rockets out of chase for Rajon Rondo; Boston sending guard to Dallas

The Rockets and GM Daryl Morey have had their eye on Celtics guard Rajon Rondo for quite some time, but it appears Rondo is going to end up with the Mavericks. ESPN is reporting that the Celtics have agreed to send Rondo to Dallas for Brandon Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks. […]

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