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Jan 8, 2018
Houston Rockets News: January 8, 2018

Houston Rockets News: January 8, 2018

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 8, 2018. Houston Rockets News Struggling Bulls, Rockets meet while trying to fix problems (Jan 08, 2018) | FOX SportsCHICAGO -- When the Chicago Bulls reeled off seven straight victories last month, it appeared a young, rebuilding team was prepared to turn a much-needed corner. Rockets not panicking despite recent slump - Houston ChronicleWith the Rockets slumping, with losses in seven of nine games, but also with a record that is the fourth-best in the NBA, they said they have to...
Jan 8, 2018
Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls game preview

Timing is everything. A month ago, a Rockets-Bulls game looked like a guaranteed Rockets win. Yet here we are, with Houston losers of seven of their last nine games and Chicago on a 11-6 stretch. Chicago’s defense is still nothing special, but neither is Houston’s these days. After starting out the year as defending fiends, the Rockets have turned into a sieve. Despite the injuries, the Rockets have the ability to throw out a lineup of Chris Paul, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, and Clint Capela. All are plus defenders, yet there’s Houston hemorrhaging points left and right...
Jan 7, 2018
The new Chris Paul mascot is nightmare fuel

The new Chris Paul mascot is nightmare fuel

The new Chris Paul mascot may be meant to intimidate opponents. The Houston Rockets have dropped a metric ton of nightmare fuel into the Toyota Center with their new Chris Paul mascot. In a world of Cristiano Ronaldo busts and Pierre The Pelican reboots the new Chris Paul mascot is either meant to strike fear in the hearts of opponents or offer an abstract take on the mug of the well known State Farm spokesperson. C’mon. You gotta do the Point Gawd better than this. The man’s a future Hall of Famer and the team was undefeated when he put on a jersey for the majority of...
Jan 7, 2018
Tobias Harris leads Pistons to win over Rockets

Tobias Harris leads Pistons to win over Rockets

The Rockets fell short in Motown. Tobias Harris scored 27 as the Pistons beat the Rockets 108-101 in Detroit Saturday night. Harris was one of six Pistons in double figures as the team was well-balanced in the victory. The Rockets started out of the gates strong tonight, pushing out 37 in the opening quarter. With Harden out, the offense has been forced to spread out and more people will be required to get involved. Tonight, plenty of people were shooting the ball, especially in the first quarter. However, that narrative would not last. In the middle two quarters, the Rockets were outscored...
Jan 6, 2018
Game thread: Rockets vs. Pistons

Game thread: Rockets vs. Pistons

It’s the first visit to Little Caesar’s Arena for the Rockets. Houston Rockets (27-10) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-17), Jan. 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. CDT Location: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, MI 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 Pistons SBNation Blog: Detroit Bad Boys It’s the first trip to the Motor City for the Rockets since the Pistons moved downtown this offseason and the Rockets are looking to make their first trip up to Little Caesar’s a winning one. Houston is coming off a loss...
Jan 6, 2018
Rockets Roster Reshuffling Recap

Rockets Roster Reshuffling Recap

A quick look back on everything that’s gone down. Daryl Morey has been a busy man this past week and it can all be slightly confusing, but we’re here to give you the skinny and recap everything that has gone down. Dec. 28: With an open roster spot, Rockets sign Gerald Green to a non-guaranteed deal. All non-guaranteed deals become guaranteed on January 7, in ten days time. The Rockets have unofficially given Gerald Green a ten-day contract. Jan. 4: After back-to-back 20-point performances, Rockets unofficially decide they will guarantee Gerald Green’s contract on Sunday. Jan. 4:...
Jan 6, 2018
P.J. Tucker hit rock bottom against the Warriors

P.J. Tucker hit rock bottom against the Warriors

The forward’s been struggling of late, and the Rockets need his production more than ever. P.J. Tucker has been having a bit of a rough go of it since around Christmas. The rugged and versatile forward, whose stout defense and mostly reliable three-point shot helped get the Rockets off to a fast start this season, seems to have lost his confidence, particularly on the offensive end. Since putting up a 10-point, 10-rebound double double in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers back on December 20, Tucker hasn’t scored more than three points in any game. It’s culminated in back-to-back...
Jan 6, 2018
Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons game preview

For what seems like the first time in forever, the Houston Rockets are facing a team on a back-to-back without being a back-to-back themselves. Last night, the Detroit Pistons lost by 36 points in Philadelphia. They shot 38% from the field as a team and were outrebounded 55-34. It’s a game they almost assuredly can’t wait to rebound from as they return home to take on an up-and-down Rockets squad. Life without James Harden continues for the Rockets. They are now 1-1 without the Beard, though they showed real fight against the Warriors at Toyota Center. With CP3 at the helm,...
Jan 5, 2018
Rockets guarantee Gerald Green’s contract

Rockets guarantee Gerald Green’s contract

Houston native Gerald Green will be with the Rockets for the remainder of the season after scoring 29 points. Houston native and former Slam Dunk champion Gerald Green will be with the Rockets for the remainder of the year according to the latest report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Following a loss to the Golden State Warriors the Rockets leaked their intent to release victory cigar guard Bobby Brown, who is on a non-guaranteed contract. The backup shooter is a close friend of James Harden and Trevor Ariza and may rejoin the team in the future. The 31-year-old Green earned a roster...
Jan 4, 2018
Rockets waive Bobby Brown

Rockets waive Bobby Brown

The professional best friend won’t be at the end of the bench anymore. According to Chris Haynes, PG Bobby Brown will be waived by the Rockets. Houston plans to waive point guard Bobby Brown, league sources tell ESPN. He’s a favorite of James Harden and Trevor Ariza. He could be brought back in future.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 5, 2018 Gerald Green signed a non-guaranteed contract last Thursday and the deadline for the Rockets to guarantee any non-guaranteed deals is Sunday. With Green tearing it up for the Rockets this past week, scoring double digits in four of his...
Jan 4, 2018
Rockets hang tough but fall to Warriors 127-114

Rockets hang tough but fall to Warriors 127-114

The game was closer than the final score indicates, but the Rockets still take a loss to the Warriors. The Houston Rockets battled hard all night, but their defense wasn’t quite up to snuff and their offense faltered when they needed it most, as they fell at home to the Golden State Warriors 127-114. The Rockets got some stellar play again from Gerald Green, as he went for 29 points and drained 8 triples. He also hit a four-point play with three minutes to go in the third quarter to put the Rockets up 83-79, but the good guys simply ran out of gas after that. They went on a five-minute...
Jan 4, 2018
Rockets hang tough but fall to Warriors 124-114

Rockets hang tough but fall to Warriors 124-114

The game was closer than the final score indicates, but the Rockets still take a loss to the Warriors. The Houston Rockets battled hard all night, but their defense wasn’t quite up to snuff and their offense faltered when they needed it most, as they fell at home to the Golden State Warriors 124-114. The Rockets got some stellar play again from Gerald Green, as he went for 29 points and drained 8 triples. He also hit a four-point play with three minutes to go in the third quarter to put the Rockets up 83-79, but the good guys simply ran out of gas after that. They went on a five-minute...
Jan 4, 2018
Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

Game thread: Rockets vs. Warriors

Both the Rockets and the Dubs are shorthanded for tonight’s game. The Rockets are about to face their toughest opponent of the season, and they’ll be doing it without their best player. James Harden will miss his second game of a 2-4 week injury time frame, and the Rockets will also be without Luc Mbah a Moute and Nene. Houston did get a bit of good news in the Golden State Warriors will be without Kevin Durant, who is sitting tonight with a strained calf, but the Dubs have most of their other key members (save Andre Iguodala) pretty healthy at the moment. Most importantly for them,...
Jan 4, 2018
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview

A month ago, this game seemed like a heavyweight match to determine dominance in the Western Conference. For the Houston Rockets, it could reaffirm their place in the top tier of the West’s hierarchy and that the win in Oakland on Opening Night was no fluke. For the Golden State Warriors, it would be a chance to demonstrate their dominance once again and to lay waste to yet another potential challenger. What a difference a couple of weeks makes. The Rockets, in case you had forgotten, will be without James Harden, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for a few more weeks and Nene for tonight. The...
Jan 3, 2018
Rockets too much for Magic despite missing James Harden

Rockets too much for Magic despite missing James Harden

Gerald Green and Chris Paul led the charge against Orlando. It wasn’t always beautiful and exciting, but the Houston Rockets did exactly what we would expect from them in blowing out an obviously inferior Orlando Magic squad 116-98. The Rockets were led by hometown Houstonian Gerald Green, who was playing in just his fourth game off the couch for the Rockets. Green finished with 27 points and 6 rebounds, and he shot 7-10 from beyond the arc. It seems like Mike D’Antoni’s bombs-away attitude is a good fit for the streaky shooter, as least as long as he stays hot. The Rockets also got 8...