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Warriors vs. Rockets Part II

Warriors vs. Rockets Part II

On Memorial Day of 2015 when Houston experienced some its worst rain since Tropical Storm Allison, the Rockets took Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals to go 1-3 against the Golden State Warriors in a series they would eventually drop 4-1. On Tax Day of last year, the Houston area saw more flooding, which also coincided … Continue reading Warriors vs. Rockets Part II

Houston Rockets Midseason Player Grades

Houston Rockets Midseason Player Grades

James Harden No one in the NBA has been more impressive than the Beard this season. James Harden has recorded 11 triple-doubles (3 of which he has had 40 or more points in), leads the league in assists, and is 3rd in scoring, all while leading a team, many thought were non-factors this year, to … Continue reading Houston Rockets Midseason Player Grades

Wait, the Rockets can play defense?

Wait, the Rockets can play defense?

"Just how bad is Houston's defense going to be?" This was a question posed by renowned NBA writer Zach Lowe in his 2016-2017 season preview when talking about the Houston Rockets. Questions about the Rockets defense were shared by many before the season, and rightly so with head coach Mike D'Antoni's history of being much … Continue reading Wait, the Rockets can play defense?

Game Day: Oklahoma City Thunder (21-15) vs. Houston Rockets (27-9)

Game Day: Oklahoma City Thunder (21-15) vs. Houston Rockets (27-9)

The Houston Rockets cap off their 4 game home stand when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder on national television. The Rockets won their last meeting and have split the season series with the Thunder so far 1-1. The reason that everyone will be watching tonight is James Harden vs. Russell Westbrook, the two players … Continue reading Game Day: Oklahoma City Thunder (21-15) vs. Houston Rockets (27-9)

Montrezl Harrell is making his case for the Houston Rockets

Montrezl Harrell is making his case for the Houston Rockets

Energy. Passion. These were words frequently used by scouts prior to the 2015 NBA Draft when discussing Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell. When Harrell was asked about where that energy came from before the draft, he said "I always play with a chip on my shoulder". That grudge enlarged tremendously when Harrell, who had been considered … Continue reading Montrezl Harrell is making his case for the Houston Rockets

Game Day: Houston Rockets (22-8) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (19-12)

Game Day: Houston Rockets (22-8) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (19-12)

The Houston Rockets face off against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night, and look to go into the holiday weekend with their 12 win out their last 13 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are just behind the Rockets in the Western Conference standings, and have played surprisingly well despite some notable absences to their roster throughout … Continue reading Game Day: Houston Rockets (22-8) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (19-12)

Who’s Good and Who’s Not in the Western Conference

Who’s Good and Who’s Not in the Western Conference

Because power rankings done by national media outlets are often biased and frankly boring, we are going to do a Pretenders/Contenders of the Western Conference with less than one week til the Christmas games. Who's Good Houston Rockets Yes, you migh find yourself thinking that since this is a Houston Rockets blog it would be biased … Continue reading Who’s Good and Who’s Not in the Western Conference