Posted February 01, 2013 on
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The Houston Rockets spent plenty of time on the road and didn't enjoy a particularly successful January.
Perhaps a home game against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night will help Houston begin February on a positive note.
The Rockets (25-23), who played 12 of their 17 games in January outside Houston, opened 2013 with four straight victories as part of a 12-3 stretch. However, they followed with a seven-game losing streak, the team's longest in seven years.
Houston ended that skid Jan. 21 with a 100-94 victory over Charlotte (11-34), which suffered a franchise-record 15th straight home loss. The Rockets went on to sandwich two losses to Denver around a three-game win streak, ending the month with an 8-9 record.
"You never want to lose. You especially don't want to lose when it's self-inflicted, and we did," coach Kevin McHale said after his team committed 22 turnovers in Wednesday's 118-110 road loss to the Nuggets.
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CSN Houston Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was carted off the court in Houston on Saturday night during his team’s game against the Rockets. Bobcats’ head coach Mike Dunlap said Kidd-Gilchrist was talking and moving his extremities when he left the arena in an ambulance. While defending on a fast-break by Houston, Kidd-Gilchrist fell awkwardly after contesting...
HOUSTON -- It was easy for Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale to identify the stretch of basketball that was not to his liking on Saturday night. Also clearly recognizable: the player who carried Houston down the stretch. Rockets forward Patrick Patterson scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter to lift Houston to a 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Toyota...
HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken off the court on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after teammate Jeff Taylor collided with him going for a rebound. Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted...
It' pretty simple - stop the player from scoring the basket. However, it seems the Rockets forgot about this when they faced the Nuggets recently and Danilo Gallinari made the Houston defense look silly.
Off a missed shot by Houston's Chandler Parsons, Gallo snatched the rebound and was off and running. All who was left was James Harden who's defense was less-than...
James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.
Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken off the court on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after teammate Jeff Taylor collided with him going for a rebound. Kidd-Gilchrist was fitted with a neck brace...
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