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16 hours ago
The Dream Take discusses near Suns comeback, Armoni Brooks’ debut

The Dream Take discusses near Suns comeback, Armoni Brooks’ debut

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Mike breaks down last night’s game. Host: Michael Brown Michael Brown breaks down the Rockets tale of two halves against the Phoenix Suns and the debut of Armoni Brooks. The Dream Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyBrener Follow Michael on Twitter: @BSWPodcast_MB Follow Ray on Twitter: @raymondlucasjr Follow TDT on Twitter: @TheDreamTake Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com....
16 hours ago
Phoenix sweeps season series as Rockets fall to Suns

Phoenix sweeps season series as Rockets fall to Suns

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports A record-setting night for the Suns resulted in the Houston Rockets extending their losing streak to three. Despite once trailing the Phoenix Suns by as many as 24 points, the Houston Rockets fought hard in an attempt to stage an improbable second-half comeback. Houston outscored Phoenix 62-45 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets sustained a 126-120 loss to the Suns, Monday Night, inside Phoenix Suns Arena. With the loss, the Rockets dropped their third consecutive game, with the Suns sweeping their three-game season...
20 hours ago
Rockets to close out season-series tonight vs Suns

Rockets to close out season-series tonight vs Suns

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Already down 0-2 in the season series, the Houston Rockets will attempt to record their lone victory of the year tonight against the Phoenix Suns. Houston Rockets (14-39) vs. Phoenix Suns (37-15) April 12, 2021, 9:00 p.m. CT Location: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: SportsTalk790 Online: Rockets App Suns SB Nation Blog: Bright Side of the Sun Projected Starting Lineups Rockets: John Wall, Kevin Porter Jr., Jae’Sean Tate, Kelly Olynyk, Christian Wood Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges,...
Apr 12, 2021
Rockets vs. Suns game preview: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tank

Rockets vs. Suns game preview: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tank

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets continue their West Coast time zone trip against the Phoenix Suns. It’s another difficult game in a schedule that does Houston a lot of favors in their quest for the tank. These teams just played last week, but a refresher is nice. The Suns are solidly in the second place in the West, 2.5 games back of Utah in first and 2 games ahead of the Clippers as of this writing (the Clips are playing Detroit as I write this so they will probably win that one). Chris Paul has been a real difference maker for the Suns. Even at...
Apr 11, 2021
The Dream Take breaks down loss vs. Warriors, debates the future of the frontcourt

The Dream Take breaks down loss vs. Warriors, debates the future of the frontcourt

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Jeremy and Mike are talking Rockets today. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown break down the most recent Rockets game and ponder over who the team could pair with in the frontcourt with Christian Wood beyond the season. The Dream Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyBrener Follow Michael on Twitter: @BSWPodcast_MB Follow Ray on Twitter: @raymondlucasjr Follow TDT on Twitter: @TheDreamTake Please rate and review the podcast on...
Apr 11, 2021
Rockets fall to Warriors despite John Wall’s 30 point night

Rockets fall to Warriors despite John Wall’s 30 point night

Photo by Daniel Shirey/ The Rockets drop their second game in as many nights. The Houston Rockets found themselves on the losing end of a basketball game for the second night in a row after falling to the Golden State Warriors. At least the Rockets were consistent, posting 109 points for the second night in a row. However, the opponents were slightly different, with the Clippers putting up 126 Friday night and the Warriors posting a meager 125 tonight. The Rockets did get John Wall back after he sat Friday night’s game in Los Angeles for injury management. He was...
Apr 10, 2021
Game chat: Rockets vs. Warriors

Game chat: Rockets vs. Warriors

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via The Rockets are in San Fran tonight. Houston Rockets (14-38) vs. Golden State Warriors (24-28), Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 p.m. CDT Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: SportsTalk790 Online: Rockets App Warriors SB Nation Blog: Golden State Of Mind Projected Starting Lineups Rockets: John Wall, Kevin Porter Jr., Jae’Sean Tate, Kelly Olynyk, Christian Wood Warriors: Stephen Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, James Wiseman The Rockets and Warriors both took a loss last night and...
Apr 10, 2021
Despite loss to Clippers, young Rockets playing with heart

Despite loss to Clippers, young Rockets playing with heart

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The Rockets aren’t winning, but there is hope for the future. Last night in Los Angeles, The John Wall-less Houston Rockets fell 126-109 to the Paul George-less L.A Clippers. Despite the loss, the young core still flashed signs of their potential. At this point in the season, it’s become clear that while winning is great, losing helps this team more in the long run. But that has not stopped the Rockets from putting up a fight. At the end of the day, the Rockets are not a very good basketball team, but they have heart, and with...
Apr 10, 2021
Rockets vs. Warriors game preview: oh how the mighty have fallen

Rockets vs. Warriors game preview: oh how the mighty have fallen

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports Houston and Golden State are definitely not where they would like to be. The Rockets are vying for a bottom three spot in the league, while the Warriors are 24-28 and are currently in 10th place in the West. Both teams are coming off losses last night. The Rockets lost due to a disastrous second quarter to the Clippers. Meanwhile, the Warriors blew a late 3-point lead against the Wizards by giving up a 4-point play to Bradley Beal. I expect the Warriors to be motivated to come out swinging, and I expect Houston to play like they usually do....
Apr 10, 2021
The Dream Take discusses Rockets loss vs. Clippers, potential offseason acquisitions

The Dream Take discusses Rockets loss vs. Clippers, potential offseason acquisitions

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Mike recaps last night’s game vs. the Clippers. Host: Michael Brown Michael Brown breaks down the Rockets loss to the Los Angeles Clippers including Kevin Porter Jr.’s double-double and Christian Wood’s team-high 23 points. The Dream Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyBrener Follow Michael on Twitter: @BSWPodcast_MB Follow Ray on Twitter: @raymondlucasjr Follow TDT on Twitter: @TheDreamTake Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback,...
Apr 10, 2021
Rockets can’t dig out of hole against Clippers

Rockets can’t dig out of hole against Clippers

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Back to the losers column we go. If we had kindly asked the referees to stop the count after the first quarter, the Rockets would have been winners tonight. Unfortunately, despite a double-digit first quarter lead, the team fell by 17 points tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. Final score: Clippers 126, Rockets 109 The Rockets jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter with a 15-2 run that put the Rockets up double digits early on. Then, the wheels fell off rather quickly in the second quarter with a 25-3 Clippers run that...
Apr 9, 2021
Game chat: Rockets vs. Clippers

Game chat: Rockets vs. Clippers

Photo by Stephen Dunn/ The Rockets face the Clippers on the first night of a back-to-back. Houston Rockets (14-37) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (35-18), Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:00 p.m. CDT Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: SportsTalk790 Online: Rockets App Clippers SB Nation Blog: Clips Nation Projected Starting Lineups Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr., Sterling Brown, Jae’Sean Tate, Kelly Olynyk, Christian Wood Clippers: Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac The good ‘ol Clippers. It appears that the...
Apr 9, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: Oladipo for Olynyk?

SB Nation Reacts: Oladipo for Olynyk?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports A change of heart? We had a special Houston Rockets question this week for our local H-town voters, and it revolved around the trade deadline deal that GM Rafael Stone made that sent Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat in exchange for Kelly Olynyk, Avery Bradley, and a 2022 pick swap. Stone was widely derided in the Twitter-verse, in some league circles, and even among some Rockets fans for failing to turn Oladipo, the key player piece in the James Harden trade earlier this season, into something more substantial. However, the play of Olynyk...
Apr 9, 2021
Despite finding a small rhythm, DeMarcus Cousins could never boogie with Rockets

Despite finding a small rhythm, DeMarcus Cousins could never boogie with Rockets

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports Unlike Kelly Olynyk, DeMarcus Cousins never found his niche as the team’s second big man, but his time with the Houston Rockets was far from a failure.  It was the best game of DeMarcus Cousins’ career in three years. On Jan. 23, the Houston Rockets recorded a 133-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks inside American Airlines Arena. Leading the way for the Rockets was Cousins, who started in place of the injured Christian Wood. He ended the night with 28 points (9-15 FG, 4-8 3PT) and 17 rebounds — Cousins’ first 20-and-15 game...
Apr 9, 2021
Rockets vs. Clippers game preview: back to reality

Rockets vs. Clippers game preview: back to reality

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Most Rockets fans were happy to beat the Dallas Mavericks, even in a tank season. Seeing the I-45 rivals lose the season series to a team that will be one of the five worst in the NBA is great, even if it wasn’t a great win in the long run. Those good times are officially over, as the Rockets swing over to the West Coast to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in the first game of a back-to-back. The Clippers will be on the second night of a back-to-back, as they are set to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Los Angeles is one of a...