9:14 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview

I know it’s tempting. But you cannot use this game as a benchmark for where the Rockets stack up in relation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. You absolutely cannot do it. For one thing, the Warriors will be without Steph Curry, who’s scheduled to be re-evaluated in ten days after suffering an adductor strain in his groin area. For another, the Warriors are dealing with their first bout of true adversity in the last four years. Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are at odds over late-game strategy or free agency decisions, or both. Durant’s free agency certainly looms large, as...
15 hours ago
Brandon Knight looks like he’s getting closer to a return

Brandon Knight looks like he’s getting closer to a return

The guard was spotted on the court in a Rockets practice uni, which is the best we’ve seen from Knight so far this season. It’s no secret that the Houston Rockets have been dealing with injuries to their lineup this season. In fact, they have two players who were expected to contribute that have yet to play single game on the year. Veteran center Nene has been out since the offseason with a strained calf that he re-aggravated in October, and guard Brandon Knight has also been out since the offseason after undergoing a surgical procedure to clean up his knee, which then led into a knee...
Nov 13, 2018
Rockets down Nuggets for second straight win

Rockets down Nuggets for second straight win

The Rockets looked good again and are primed for a Thursday showdown with Golden State. The Houston Rockets played perhaps their most well-rounded game of the year and looked the closest they have all season to last year’s squad in defeating the Denver Nuggets 109-99. Clint Capela led the way with a season-high 24 points, and he was active on both ends and extremely difficult for Nikola Jokic to handle in heading up a balanced offensive attack that saw the Rockets finish with six players in double figures, including all five starters, and also saw them shoot 55 percent from the field....
Nov 13, 2018
Rockets vs. Nuggets - game thread

Rockets vs. Nuggets - game thread

The Rockets look to keep the offense rolling tonight in Denver. Houston Rockets (5-7) vs. Denver Nuggets (9-4), Nov. 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m. CDT No Carmelo (maybe never again, depending on what report you believe), no Nene, no Brandon Knight, no Gerald Green, and P.J. Tucker is sick and listed as questionable, though likely to suit up according to beat writers and appears to be warming up. What song is PJ Tucker listening to? : #Rockets x #MileHighBasketball ️: 9:00pm/et : https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/8WG1Zcs5LJ— NBA (@NBA) November 14, 2018 Despite the lineup...
Nov 13, 2018
Harden My Take Podcast Episode 2: Crazy Carmelo Chat

Harden My Take Podcast Episode 2: Crazy Carmelo Chat

Jeremy, Max, and Conrad discuss the Carmelo Anthony saga and the Jimmy Butler trade. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Max Croes, Conrad Garcia Carmelo Anthony rumors Gary Clark’s emergence Jimmy Butler to Philly, but did Houston have a better offer? The Dream Shake Podcast is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site here as well. Huge thanks to @kblampson for name...
Nov 13, 2018
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview

Last season, the Denver Nuggets came within a game of making the playoffs and facing the Houston Rockets in the first round. So far this season, those roles seem reversed. Denver is 9-4 on the young season with wins over Boston and Golden State. Unfortunately, they’ve dropped three straight heading into tonight, with the losses coming against the Grizzlies, Nets, and Bucks by a combined 11 points. The Nuggets have a great young backcourt in Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. The two are explosive and can shoot or get to the basket when necessary. Murray dropped 48 on the Celtics but has...
Nov 12, 2018
Possible trade targets for the Rockets

Possible trade targets for the Rockets

With Jimmy Butler dealt to Minnesota, the Rockets have to look elsewhere for a trade. The Houston Rockets might have missed out on Jimmy Butler, but they shouldn’t be counted out of the trade market just yet. A move is always on the horizon for the crafty Daryl Morey, and if the Rockets can ever find their shooting stroke from deep (we started to see it against Indiana), it feels like they’re one solid transaction away from being a top-tier team. Here are some are some potential trade targets for the Rockets. Kent Bazemore Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Bazemore...
Nov 12, 2018
Why the Melo saga is not like anything anybody is saying

Why the Melo saga is not like anything anybody is saying

What is going on with Melo? The Rockets made headlines for all the wrong reasons this weekend when it was reported by numerous outlets that Carmelo Anthony’s time with the Rockets was coming to an end. The report came at a very vulnerable time for the Rockets as the reports came out while the Rockets were playing the Spurs and had no chance to immediately respond. Then, players had to respond to the madness in the locker room following an embarrassing loss to the Spurs in which the Rockets could not make a shot to save their lives. Melo missed the game with an illness he had been battling...
Nov 11, 2018
Rockets offense revived in 115-103 win over Pacers

Rockets offense revived in 115-103 win over Pacers

The disappearance act is up. The Rockets offense ended their disappearing act Sunday night as they shot 48.6 percent and scored triple digits in three quarters in their 115-103 win over the Indiana Pacers. It was easily the best offensive performance from Houston this season and the team now has some of their confidence back before they tackle their rough schedule this week with Denver and Golden State on the schedule. The team came out of the gates on fire with a 17-5 run, but Indiana was able to return the favor and even the score out. The score remained tight until the second quarter...
Nov 11, 2018
Game thread: Pacers vs. Rockets

Game thread: Pacers vs. Rockets

Can the Rockets get the series sweep over the Pacers? Indiana Pacers (8-5) vs. Houston Rockets (4-7), Nov. 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. CDT Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: AT&T Sports Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Pacers SBNation Blog: Indy Cornrows Tonight, the Rockets return to Toyota Center after their five-game road trip in which they went 3-2. There were many ups and downs on their road trip, but there was likely no higher high than when the Rockets went into Indiana and defeated the Pacers,...
Nov 11, 2018
Carmelo Anthony to remain with Rockets, for now

Carmelo Anthony to remain with Rockets, for now

Some clarity on Carmelo Anthony’s situation. When Carmelo Anthony did not appear for the Rockets’ loss to the Spurs on Saturday night, a report that Anthony and the Rockets were “discussing the role” for the rest of the season surfaced from multiple reports “close to the situation.” However, Daryl Morey announced today that the team does not have intentions to release Melo. Morey said he expects Carmelo Anthony to be back in the rotation when healthy. Said "we're evaluating everything." Said that applies to everyone.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 11,...
Nov 10, 2018
Rockets still can’t shoot, fall to Spurs 96-89

Rockets still can’t shoot, fall to Spurs 96-89

It was another night that the Rockets couldn’t make a shot, and it’s becoming a trend. Suddenly, the Houston Rockets are incapable of scoring 100 points. They were under the century mark for the fourth consecutive game and shot 32 percent collectively as a team to offset a solid defensive effort and fall to the San Antonio Spurs 96-89. James Harden led the way with 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, but he was just 7-27 from the field and a downright ugly 1-13 from beyond the arc, and the Rockets had no one else step up. Chris Paul had just 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, in a...
Nov 10, 2018
Game thread: Rockets vs. Spurs

Game thread: Rockets vs. Spurs

Will the Rockets bounce back against the Spurs? Houston Rockets (4-6) vs. San Antonio Spurs (6-4), Nov. 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CDT Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX TV: NBATV, AT&T Sports Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Spurs SBNation Blog: Pounding the Rock The Houston Rockets look to bounce back from their abysmal offensive performance on Thursday with a contest against the San Antonio Spurs. If Eric Gordon returns from his hamstring injury, it will certainly help the offensive attack out. He’s...
Nov 10, 2018
Rockets lose out on Jimmy Butler, who is heading to Philadelphia

Rockets lose out on Jimmy Butler, who is heading to Philadelphia

Jimmy Butler’s not coming to H-town, so the Rockets will need to target someone else if they want to improve the roster. The Houston Rockets have been pursuing star wing Jimmy Butler since he became available in trade over the offseason, at one point being dubbed the favorites to land him, but ultimately, they lose out, as the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to send Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Robert Convington, Dario Saric, and a second round pick. Minnesota has agreed to a deal to send Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia for a package that includes Robert Covington and...
Nov 10, 2018
Gary Clark has been a pleasant surprise for the Rockets

Gary Clark has been a pleasant surprise for the Rockets

After breaking into the rotation six games ago, Gary Clark has made the most of his opportunity. While Gary Clark isn’t the immediate solution to any of the Rockets’ current problems on the wing, he’s been much more than just a placeholder so far this season. The rookie currently holds the second-highest rebound rate on the team, a higher block rate than Clint Capela, and a similar Player Efficiency Rating (PER) as the departed Trevor Ariza. And it’s no accident. Going into Thursday night’s shellacking at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Clark had been averaging nearly 17...