11:06 PM EST, Sat January 31, 2015
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago
Halftime analysis: Pistons 59, Rockets 46

Halftime analysis: Pistons 59, Rockets 46

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has 14 points and four assists in the first half, as well as playing solid defense against Houston's James Harden, to pace Detroit's big intermission lead.
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago

Pistons Patter: Detroit shifts video review internally in preparation for Houston Rockets

The Pistons' frequent problems with interior defense prompted a Friday practice heavy in video cut-ups to identify the issues in what Greg Monroe termed an 'interactive' session.
Detroit Bad Boys 9 hours ago

Pistons vs. Rockets preview: Expect the 'full-fledged Josh Smith experience'

Josh Smith returns to The Palace. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Josh Smith back to The Palace. He will be motivated to chuck and representing the opposing team, so it should be a joyous occasion. Smith's return to Detroit will be his first since being waived...
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Josh Smith, on Detroit Pistons' release: 'Definitely a shock,' but quickly viewed as blessing

Josh Smith, on Detroit Pistons' release: 'Definitely a shock,' but quickly viewed as blessing

Now a Houston Rocket, Smith returned to The Palace of Auburn Hills for the first time tonight since his surprise Dec. 22 release by the Pistons with 2 1/2 years left on his contract.
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Pistons 114, Rockets 101: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, D.J. Augustin explode in decisive win

The Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak as Caldwell-Pope hit a career-high six 3-pointers and spoiled Josh Smith's return to Detroit.
Houston Chronicle 40 mins ago

Harden overcomes injury scare to limit damage from a loss to Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – No matter what else went wrong, and plenty did, one thing went right, and that meant more to the Rockets than anything that had put them in such a deep hole and kept them from completing their climb out of it. When Rockets guard James Harden slowly made his way to […]
Rotoworld 3 hours ago

James Harden is dealing with a bruised knee - James Harden (G) Houston Rockets

James Harden is simply dealing with a bruised knee and will start the second half.
Bullets Forever 12 hours ago
Wizards' Defense Thrives With Pierce, Despite Losing Ariza

Wizards' Defense Thrives With Pierce, Despite Losing Ariza

Paul Pierce and tremendous team defense have allowed Washington to be one of the top units in the league, despite losing their top defender from last season. The minute I heard that Trevor Ariza was a part of a sign-and-trade that would have him leaving Washington and heading to the Houston Rockets, there were two things that went through my head: 1. "At least the Wiz don't have to overpay to keep him now." 2. "Who is going to be the primary defender?" The funny part is, I actually said both of those things out-loud to my roommate when that news came across. Last season, when Ariza was...

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Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

Five things we learned from the Rockets’ victory over the Celtics

Rockets 93, Celtics 87 1. James Harden has seen every sort of double-team and trap defenses can offer. His struggles against the Celtics were not about the attention he was receiving. Instead, when the Rockets built their 19-point lead, Harden tried to get his usual offense going. When he failed, repeatedly forcing his way slowly […]
Houston Chronicle 21 hours ago

Scouting report: Rockets at Detroit Pistons

Rockets at Detroit Pistons When/where: 6:30 p.m., Saturday; The Palace of Auburn Hills. TV/radio: Root Sports; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Pistons (17-30) 1. The Pistons have cooled off considerably since their celebrated seven-game run after releasing Josh Smith. They have gone 5-7 since that run, losing their past four games. They have been off […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 30, 2015

Rockets overcome offensive struggles in road win over Celtics

BOSTON – As often as the Rockets have had to make up for the absence of Dwight Howard, at 15 games and counting, they tried something different on Friday. They tried to make up for missing Howard and James Harden. Harden was on the floor, trying to find his offense through the night. But after […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 30, 2015

Friday’s meeting with doctors doesn’t produce clarity for Dwight Howard

BOSTON — Dwight Howard met with doctors on Friday to consider options to treat the swelling in his right knee. The Rockets have not put a timetable on Howard’s return, but seemed certain that Howard would be out well beyond this weekend’s back-to-back against the Celtics and Pistons. “They said he had some swelling on […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 30, 2015

James Harden on All-Star status: ‘I would never take it for granted’

BOSTON — Though there was no surprise about James Harden landing a reserve spot on the Western Conference All-Star team, he said he was happy with the news, anyway. “I would never take things like that for granted,” Harden said. “I work so hard just to be in the position I am now. I would […]

Rockets 93, Celtics 87: Houston, we have a (first-half) problem

BOSTON -- The frustration that the Boston Celtics experienced in the first half of Friday's visit from the Houston Rockets could be summed up in one sequence in which Evan Turner missed a layup on a hard drive to the basket, then missed two quality putback opportunities at the rim before latching onto the arm of Donatas Motiejunas while completely exasperated by the ball's defiance in a game the Celtics already trailed by double digits. The Celtics finally got something going in the second half, cutting a 19-point deficit as low as three on multiple occasions, including in the final minute,...
Houston Chronicle Jan 30, 2015

Dwight Howard to meet with doctors; return unknown

BOSTON — While the Rockets wrapped up their morning shootaround in Boston on Friday, Dwight Howard was scheduled to meet with doctors to weigh his options to treat his ongoing knee issues. The Rockets have not put a timetable on Howard’s return while waiting to see what sort of treatment Howard will use to address […]

W2W4: C's vs. Rockets (Game 45 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (16-28, 9-13 home) host the Houston Rockets (32-14, 16-7 away) on Friday night at TD Garden (7:30 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: GAME PREVIEW (via STATS LLC) The Houston Rockets are showing the ability to morph into a team with a functional bench to complement James Harden and Dwight Howard. Lately, reserves have had to fill in entirely for Howard, who will miss a third straight game Friday night when the Rockets visit the Boston Celtics.
Houston Chronicle Jan 29, 2015

Scouting report: Rockets at Boston Celtics

Rockets at Boston Celtics When/where: 6:30 p.m., Friday; TD Garden. TV/radio: Root Sports; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Celtics (16-28) 1. The Celtics, 10th in the league in scoring, are third in the NBA in pace of play and rank sixth in fast break points. The Rockets allow the third-most fast break points per game. […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 29, 2015

Terrence Jones greeted by ‘a lot of love’ after first on-court action in months

Terrence Jones was greeted upon his return to the floor with a prolonged ovation, a reception he clearly appreciated even if it did not help him calm his excitement about playing for the first time since Nov. 3 when he went out with nerve inflammation in his right leg. “A lot of love,” Jones said. […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 29, 2015

Dwight Howard’s absence leaves ‘big shoes to fill’ for Rockets’ frontcourt committee

With center Dwight Howard out, instead of having to juggle playing time in a crowded frontcourt with the return of Terrence Jones, the Rockets have replaced Howard by committee. Joey Dorsey started the past two game at center with Howard out because of a sprained right ankle. Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith on Wednesday […]

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    Harden overcomes injury scare to limit damage from a loss to Pistons

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    Dwight Howard

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    Terrence Jones

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