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Scouting report: Rockets vs. Nuggets Wednesday / Toyota Center. TV/radio: AT&T SportsNet; 790-AM; Spanish: 850 AM/101.7 FM. So far: Rockets 26-16, Nuggets 30-13. Lately: The Rockets have a four-game losing streak, their longest of the season, and have lost five of their past six games.
Rockets' Eric Gordon searches for rhythm and his shooting touch His 13.2 points per game and 34.3 percent shooting are the worst of his 12-year career. Some of that was from starting the season struggling through a knee injury.
PJ Tucker Reveals He Has 'Nerve Damage' In Right Shoulder Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker hasn't been shooting a ton as of late. As he made public Tuesday, it appears there's a reason for that, noting he has been dealing with "nerve damage" in his right shoulder after initially suffering an injury on Jan. 11.
Happy Birthday, Hakeem Olajuwon! The Dream is celebrating his 57th birthday and he still looks like he could run some minutes with today's Rockets squad. Hakeem's birthday is significant to us for a couple of reasons:. 1) He's the best player in Rockets franchise history. The two banners in the Toyota Center rafters would not be there without him.
Rudy Tomjanovich inducted into Houston Sports Hall of Fame Former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich will be inducted Tuesday into the Houston Sports Hall of Fame. Tomjanovich is among three members in the Hall of Fame's third annual class, joining gymnast Mary Lou Retton and track star Carl Lewis.
Mike D'Antoni After Blowing Lead vs. Thunder: 'When It Rains It Pours, And It's Pouring The Houston Rockets are in a major rut, and head coach Mike D'Antoni knows it. Still, D'Antoni thinks the rain will stop at some point.
James Harden's MVP chances are now over With the recent slump the Houston Rockets are in - now losers of four straight games and falling to the sixth seed - there's virtually no chance for James Harden to win another MVP award. Now just 26-16 on the year, which is just a 50-win pace, the Rockets are reeling, and their star player is playing his worst stretch of ball of the season.
'When it rains it pours, and it's pouring': Rockets' turmoil… A fourth quarter to forget, James Harden's shooting slump, and Russell Westbrook's umbrella.
D'Antoni's post-game quote shows everything wrong with Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets have been in a tailspin recently, and a recent quote by Mike D'Antoni showed a fundamental flaw in the way the team is being run. It's…
Chris Paul Explains How The Rockets Lied To Him About OKC Trade Back in the summer, Chris Paul was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder in what was a shocking deal. Fans had an inkling that the Rockets would trade Paul but they didn't think it would be to the Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
The Case For The Houston Rockets: They Can Win A Championship Or Lose In The First Round Without a doubt, the Houston Rockets are one of the most volatile teams in NBA history. They certainly have talent and superstar ability, when you consider both James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the two leaders and driving forces of their team.
The best game of Ben Simmons' career highlights his recent surge Ben Simmons is on a tear. Over his last 9 games, he's averaged 21.7 points on 61.9 percent shooting, 10.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists to only 2.1 turnovers, 2.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. This stretch started on January 3, when the Philadelphia 76ers faced the Houston Rockets and Simmons was used more than ever as a screener and roll man.
OKC overcomes 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to top reeling Rockets Double-digit comebacks are becoming standard for the Oklahoma City Thunder as on Monday, OKC rallied from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to top the reeling Rockets, 112-107. Houston's largest lead came at 81-64 with 3:38 left in the third quarter.
Russell Westbrook turns in 32-point triple-double for Rockets Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook scored 31 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 steals, and 3 turnovers in 37.8 minutes of a 112-107 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Chris Paul Has a Purpose in Oklahoma City Paul has found happiness everywhere in Oklahoma City. On the floor, he’s gone from playing in Houston’s isolation, three-point-heavy offense to actually playing point guard again. Not only does Paul get to direct traffic, but he’s relied on in a way that he wasn’t as part of James Harden’s supporting cast.
Epic fourth quarter collapse extends Rockets losing streak against the Thunder En route to their fourth consecutive loss, the Houston Rockets blew a 17-point lead to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James Harden Explains Post-Game Shooting Session After Loss To Thunder Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is still getting his usual numbers on offense, but he has been wildly inefficient during their dreadful four-game slump. Harden hit a new low in the Rockets' 107-112 defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday at the Toyota Center.
Rockets' Russell Westbrook Reacts To Houston's 4th Straight Loss The Rockets' Russell Westbrook surprisingly had a positive outlook following the team's fourth straight loss. Houston is currently fifth in the West.
Attorneys: Chandler Parsons has career-threatening injuries after car wreck ATLANTA - Chandler Parsons' attorneys say the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered "severe and permanent injuries" in a car wreck last week that could jeopardize his career.
Austin Rivers says Chandler Parsons improving after 'scary' car wreck As word spread throughout the NBA about the severity of Chandler Parsons' injuries from a car accident last week, Rockets guard Austin Rivers said he reached out to mutual friends on Sunday to check on his longtime friend from their days growing up in Orlando.
Rockets' Austin Rivers out, but expects to return on Wednesday Rockets guard Austin Rivers warmed up on Monday in hopes of returning from his sprained right thumb but was held out for a second consecutive game since trying to hide the injury last week. "I'm playing Wednesday," Rivers said. "I tried to play but the trainers didn't want that.
Thunder's Chris Paul, Billy Donovan bond as basketball junkies As well-known as Chris Paul has long been for his play, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he has gotten more than a taste for their shared interest in studying the NBA every night. Paul often has said he watches every game he can around the league, sharing calls and texts about his observations, a habit Donovan said he especially enjoys.
Rockets' struggles continue with loss to Thunder As the Thunder made layups, James Harden missed 3s. As the lead shrank, the Thunder grew stronger. The Thunder comeback began with layups. They began the fourth quarter attacking the rim, and took the Rockets apart. When the Rockets tried to cut off drives, Danilo Gallinari burned them with 3s.
Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over struggling Rockets HOUSTON - After scoring 27 points in the first half against his former team, Chris Paul was on the bench during a big Oklahoma City run in the fourth quarter when a Thunder fan began yelling at coach Billy Donovan to put the veteran guard back in the game.
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