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Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat game preview

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Houston has a chance to exorcise some demons tonight. The first is their current three-game losing streak against other teams at the top of the Western Conference. With Eric Gordon out and Danuel House Jr. still shaky after his back injury, some losses were expected. What wasn’t expected was the 129-100 drubbing the Heat delivered to Houston earlier this season. It’s possible you saw it coming if you subscribe to the “James Harden loves to party” theory, but Harden was easily the best starter on the court that night for Houston (which isn’t...

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Rockets are unlikely to sign JR Smith or Jamal Crawford in free agency

There’s no urgent sense of desperation for the Houston Rockets to sign the likes of JR Smith or Jamal Crawford, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Rockets guard Eric Gordon and Danuel House are out with injuries, leaving Houston thin at the guard position. However, it appears the Rockets will rely on Ben McLemore […] The post Rockets are unlikely to sign JR Smith or Jamal Crawford in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week after a debris was found during an MRI. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort “since the middle of last year.” The guard spoke to reporters on Monday for the first time since the […] The post Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets' Eric Gordon optimistic following knee surgery

Eric Gordon said the start of his rehab has “been really good.”

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Rockets vs. Timberwolves game thread

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Seven in a row? Here we come! The Houston Rockets are looking for their seventh win in a row tonight when they head northward to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. And Houston is still battling many injuries. Of course, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon are still out, but now Russell Westbrook will also sit tonight for load management, while Danuel House is listed as questionable and will likely be a game-time decision. P.J. Tucker has a sore hand, but he is not listed on the injury report and is expected to play. As for Minnesota, Andrew Wiggins is listed as...

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Depleted Rockets Rout Timberwolves 125-105

Maybe the NCAA’s 3rd all-time leading scorer can play a little, and not just BE little (in NBA terms). | Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Harden & The Bench Roll On One could have forgiven the Rockets for losing this one. After defeating an Indiana team that always plays hard, and hard-nosed, the Rockets got on a plane and flew to Minneapolis, arriving after 3am. That looks like a schedule loss right there. Add to it planned rest for Russell Westbrook, injury absences for Eric Gordon, Danuel House and Clint Capela and the Rockets were down at least three starters by any measure. That...

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Harden’s 44 points lead Rockets over Pacers 111-102

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to pull away and get a 111-102 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has scored 36 points or more in five straight games to carry the Rockets as they deal with injuries to Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and Danuel House. Indiana led by 4 on a 3-pointer by Doug McDermott before Houston used a 14-0 spurt to make it 94-88 with about five minutes left. Harden took over in that stretch, scoring the last 12 points and making two...

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Rockets C Clint Capela has been ruled out vs. Timberwolves

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss his second straight game on Saturday when the team takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Capela did not travel to Minnesota. He’s still dealing with a concussion: #Rockets Injury/Status Report:Russell Westbrook (OUT–Rest)Danuel House (QUESTIONABLE–Sacral Contusion)Clint Capela (Not With Team –Concussion)Michael Frazier (G League)Eric Gordon (NWT–R Knee Arthroscopy)Gerald Green (NWT–L […] The post Rockets C Clint Capela has been ruled out vs. Timberwolves appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets rookie Chris Clemons believes he’s ready for increased role

Danuel House Jr.’s injury moved Ben McLemore into the starting lineup, but with Eric Gordon expected to miss roughly six weeks after Wednesday’s arthroscopic knee surgery, rookie guard Chris Clemons moved up to the rotation.

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Houston’s Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks. Gordon was injured on Monday night against New Orleans and general manager Daryl Morey announced that he had surgery on Wednesday. Gordon has appeared in nine games with two starts this season and is averaging 10.9 points and 1.9 rebounds. The Rockets have won four straight entering Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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Rockets news: Houston fears Eric Gordon could miss a month with knee surgery

The Houston Rockets fear shooting guard Eric Gordon will need surgery on his knee that would sideline him at least one month, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Gordon is still gathering more information today prior to a final decision, but os leaning toward a clean-up procedure. More to come. Stay tuned to ClutchPoints. The post Rockets news: Houston fears Eric Gordon could miss a month with knee surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eric Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort ‘since the middle of last year’

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday and likely will be out for roughly six weeks. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said a piece of debris was found on an MRI Tuesday morning and that Gordon has actually been dealing with knee discomfort “since the middle […] The post Eric Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort ‘since the middle of last year’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eric Gordon expected to miss up to six weeks due to knee injury

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Houston Rockets announced that Eric Gordon is expected to miss up to six weeks due to a knee injury. Shortly before beginning practice Tuesday afternoon, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni announced that Eric Gordon will have a procedure on his knee and is expected to miss up to six weeks. Gordon, who has played a key role in the Rockets’ success over the past four seasons, will undergo the procedure tomorrow morning. The timing of Gordon’s injury comes less than 24 hours after he produced his best game of the season, recording 17 points...

Even the Rockets' owner is saying it's now or never for James Harden & Co. | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Richard Jefferson react to Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta saying that it's now or never for James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Clint Capela & Co. in terms of winning an NBA title. #TheJump #NBA #Sports

Jimmy Butler fits better with James Harden, Chris Paul than with 76ers - Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the report from Adrian Wojnarowski that the Houston Rockets are interested in acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers in a sign-and-trade. The Rockets could trade Eric Gordon, Clint Capela and/or PJ Tucker to