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The Dream Shake

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview

The Rockets are finally back to .500 after 14 games. If you had told me that in the offseason, I would have expected an injury or bad luck. Turns out, there was a bit of both, but the Rockets are finally starting to look like the team we all expected them to be. In the last three games, Houston has regained some of its swagger offensively. The defense toted the water while the offense worked to catch up, but lately the offense is playing well enough to reward the defense. The shots were always going to start falling for Houston, and once they did, it was going to be back to normal. If...

The Mercury News

Warriors-Mavericks: Draymond Green to miss weekend contest in Dallas

After returning from a toe injury in Thursday's loss to the Rockets, Draymond Green is again out of the lineup.

Golden State Of Mind

Will Warriors get back on track and cover 4 points at the Mavericks?

The Warriors will try to shake off the convincing loss to the Rockets and residual team drama as they take on the Mavericks in Dallas. The Golden State Warriors have hit their roughest patch of the season both on and off the court, and will need more energy, focus and harmony as they continue their tour of the Lone Star state with a stop at Dallas on Saturday. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective. When: Saturday November 17th, 2018 at 5:30pm PST Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas TV: NBC Sports Bay Area Line: Warriors -4, total at 216 Injuries:...

ClutchPoints

Rockets’ Chris Paul says improved health a big key in recent turnaround

The Houston Rockets have won three games in a row, and All-Star point guard Chris Paul says guys getting healthy is a big reason why the team is starting to play better. Paul was reportedly dealing with a right elbow injury at the beginning of the season. His backcourt mate, reigning MVP James Harden, had […] The post Rockets’ Chris Paul says improved health a big key in recent turnaround appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets injury report: Gerald Green, Gary Clark questionable vs. Warriors

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said forward Gerald Green will be "questionable, if not doubtful," for Thursday's game against the Warriors at Toyota Center.

Golden State Of Mind

Preview: Warriors hope to return focus to the basketball court as they visit the Rockets

Stephen Curry is out with an injury, but all eyes will be on the Kevin Durant and Draymond Green dynamics. Praise Threesus — it’s time to get these guys back on the court and out of their own heads! Game Details WHO: Golden State Warriors (12-3) at Houston Rockets (6-7) WHEN: Thursday, November 15 5 p.m. WHERE: Toyota Center — Houston, TX WATCH: NBCSBA, TNT RADIO: 95.7 The Game Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake After a shaky start, the Rockets are starting to get back on track Houston has not looked much like the team that took the Golden State Warriors to seven games in the Western...

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Rockets guard Brandon Knight takes next step in return from knee surgery

Houston Rockets point guard Brandon Knight appears to have taken the next step in his recovery from knee surgery. Brandon Knight was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Houston Rockets in a deal for forward Ryan Anderson. The scoring guard missed the entire 2017-18 season with an ACL injury and had a minor cleanup on his […] The post Rockets guard Brandon Knight takes next step in return from knee surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

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...

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Nene on track to return to Rockets soon

With the Houston Rockets finding themselves in a heap of problems early this season, it doesn’t hurt to welcome a piece of good news. Nene, who has been dealing with a calf injury, could return to Houston soon. In his column about the Rockets’ failing relationship with Carmelo Anthony, Kelly Iko of The Athletic mentioned Nene and how […] The post Nene on track to return to Rockets soon appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

Spurs head out west for the first of three games on the road Following their 96-89 home win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, San Antonio makes the season’s second trip to California for their initial matchup against the much-improved Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The 7-6 Kings, who lost at home to the Lakers on Saturday night 101-86, have a winning record for the first time since October 29, 2016 when they were 2-1. San Antonio Spurs (7-4) @ Sacramento Kings (7-6) November 12, 2018| 9:00 PM CT Watch: FSSW | Listen: WOAI Spurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (knee), Lonnie...

The Dream Shake

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...

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Rockets' Eric Gordon returns as Carmelo Anthony goes out

SAN ANTONIO - The Rockets got one of their key rotation players back from an injury on Saturday, but in keeping with the pattern of the season, another went out.

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Return of Eric Gordon, emergence of Gary Clark playing role in Rockets’ Carmelo Anthony discussions

Rumors are swirling around Carmelo Anthony’s meeting with the Houston Rockets’ front office and coaching staff regarding his role and future with the team. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the return of Eric Gordon from injury and the emergence of Gary Clark are playing important roles in these Anthony discussions. Two individuals […] The post Return of Eric Gordon, emergence of Gary Clark playing role in Rockets’ Carmelo Anthony discussions appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder in the news: Thunder roll Houston, Westbrook injury update and outfit

OKC Thunder absolutely rolled the Houston Rockets Thursday night, Billy Donovan gives an update on Russell Westbrook and a look at Russ’ flashy outfit as he goes back to the future. Lucky Number 7 OKC Thunder rolled the Houston Rockets on Thursday night winning 98-80 making it seven in a row. Not only did the […] OKC Thunder in the news: Thunder roll Houston, Westbrook injury update and outfit - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Dream Shake

Chris Paul’s elbow injury could explain his shooting woes

Are the point guard’s early struggles due to an unspecified elbow injury? In the third straight game where Chris Paul didn’t register a point in the first half, some light has been shed on what’s ailing the Rockets point guard. After last night’s 98-80 blowout loss to a Westbrook-less Thunder, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon’s reported that Paul is currently dealing with an elbow injury to his shooting arm that “he wont discuss.” Chris Paul is dealing with a right elbow injury that he won't discuss. Asked how much it's impacting his shooting, he said, "I can play better." He's...

The Dream Shake

Eric Gordon practices, questionable for Thursday

The Rockets hope to have EG back against the Thunder The Houston Rockets have been battling injuries and lineup shuffling since the season started, but it sounds like they’re one step closer to having their full rotation. Eric Gordon, who has missed the last two games due to a strained right hip, was back at practice to today, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. Gordon is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rockets guard Eric Gordon practicing today. Availability to be determined tomorrow. Considered questionable...

Golden State Of Mind

Are the Denver Nuggets the real deal?

The only team keeping up with the Warriors out west are the Denver Nuggets. A young team with loads of offense and a revamped defense, they could be a real problem. Other than the Golden State Warriors, many of the high-profile teams out west have struggled to start the new year of basketball. The Rockets and Jazz were widely considered to be conference contenders, and they both sit at below .500. LeBron James’ Lakers are already in turmoil, while the Pelicans and Timberwolves sit near the bottom of the conference. Injuries and small sample size notwithstanding, the standings so far are...

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Pacers - game thread

The Rockets look for their third straight win tonight in Indiana. Houston Rockets (3-5) vs. Indiana Pacers (7-3), Nov. 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. CDT The Rockets are on a two-game winning streak, Chris Paul has shown signs of life, James Harden is back from a hamstring injury, and at least offensively, Carmelo Anthony has been looking more comfortable as well. Now the Rockets have received some even better news, with the sudden return of defensive mastermind Jeff Bzdelik, and though it will be a few weeks yet before Bzdelik is officially back in action on a full-time basis (though he will be...

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Rockets guard Eric Gordon will not play vs. Pacers in return to hometown

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon will not play in tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers in what could have been a return to his hometown. Gordon sustained a right adductor strain injury and did not also play in the Rockets’ previous win over the Chicago Bulls. Scott Agness of The Athletic tweeted out this […] The post Rockets guard Eric Gordon will not play vs. Pacers in return to hometown appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Bulls - game thread

The Rockets are lineup shuffling again tonight. Houston Rockets (2-5) vs. Chicago Bulls (2-7), Nov. 3, 2018, 7:000 p.m. CDT Tonight at the United Center in Chicago, the Rockets look for their first winning streak of the season as they take on the Chicago Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back. The good news is that James Harden returns tonight. The bad news is that there still is no continuity, as Eric Gordon will now miss the game with what’s being called a “sore right leg”. He’s officially listed as day-to-day. New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with a...

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Rockets news: Eric Gordon out vs. Bulls, James Harden to return

The Houston Rockets are getting one guard back Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls, but losing another. Reigning MVP James Harden will play after missing the last three games with a hamstring strain, while Eric Gordon will miss the game with a sore leg. New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with […] The post Rockets news: Eric Gordon out vs. Bulls, James Harden to return appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blog a Bull

Bulls vs. Rockets game preview and open thread

Harden back Getting this up early (and sparse). Bulls having a home back-to-back with the Rockets tonight. The Rockets have come out of the gate season playing awfully, though they did win last night in Brooklyn, AND James Harden is back. New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with a sore leg. James Ennis is questionable with a sore right hamstring. That was the hamstring that had been strained before he came back last night in Brooklyn.James Harden is available to play tonight against in Chicago.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 3, 2018 After getting...

The Dream Shake

Game thread: Rockets vs. Nets

Can the Rockets get their first win in nearly two weeks? Houston Rockets (1-5) vs. Brooklyn Nets (3-5), Nov. 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. CDT Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY TV: AT&T Southwest Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Nets SBNation Blog: Nets Daily Hoping not to drop their fifth consecutive game, the Rockets head to Brooklyn to begin their five-game road trip in a tune-up with the Nets. Tonight, Houston will continue to be without James Harden as he nurses his hamstring injury, but will likely bring James...

Nothin' But Nets

Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets: TV info, live stream, injury report

The Brooklyn Nets are at home Friday night as the Houston Rockets make their annual visit to Barclays Center. Here’s how to catch the action. The Brooklyn Nets hope to continue the momentum from Wednesday’s overtime victory as they host the Houston Rockets Friday night at Barclays Center. The Rockets (1-5) have stumbled out of […] Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets: TV info, live stream, injury report - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Dream Shake

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets game preview

Originally, this game looked like it would be a nice reprieve for the Rockets. After opening with six games against Western Conference foes with playoff aspirations, it would be nice to get an “easy” game against the Brooklyn Nets, an Eastern Conference squad just trying to rebuild. Of course, things look a little differently now than they did this summer. The Rockets have been broken by injury and an inability to assimilate new personnel. Meanwhile, the Nets are 3-5 and might start to believe they’re a playoff team if they can stick around in the East long enough. It’s a long...

Pounding The Rock

On whether the Spurs keep up their fast start

Seems like some don’t think they can. Looking at the Spurs’ schedule so far, seeing them at a 5-2 record despite all the injuries shouldn’t be the most surprising happening in the league. Their only two losses came against currently playoff-bound teams in the Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers (yes, we are looking at the seeding this early), while their five wins came against West teams that are currently on the outside looking in. The more surprising trends in this very early NBA season are teams like the Houston Rockets (1-5), Oklahoma City Thunder (3-4), and even Los...

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Rockets’ James Ennis might return to starting lineup if he returns as expected vs. Nets

The Houston Rockets are floundering early on this season, and injuries have played a huge part in their slow start. James Ennis has been dealing with a hamstring issue that has kept him out of Houston’s last four games. But the Rockets are now saying that Ennis is probable for the team’s matchup with the […] The post Rockets’ James Ennis might return to starting lineup if he returns as expected vs. Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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James Ennis III returns, hoping to use what he saw to bolster Rockets’ defense

Tough as injuries always can be, the timing of James Ennis' strained hamstring made the frustration of sitting out worse, but he hopes also helpful.

LN News Feed: How DeMarcus Cousins’ Achilles Injury Impacts NBA Trade Deadline, Free Agency

Injuries are a part of sports, but that doesn’t make them any easier to tolerate. Unfortunately, New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn Achilles on Friday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, and the ramifications will be far-re