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HOUSTON -- Rockets interim coach Kelvin Sampson played the role of soothsayer early Wednesday evening, voicing his concern over the Bulls' rebounding prowess and his team's inability to corral defensive boards. And then his greatest fears were repeatedly realized, with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson seemingly having their way on the glass and presenting the Bulls additional possessions on numerous trips. But when it mattered most, the Bulls couldn't convert three shots in the final minute into the tying basket, and the Rockets rode a key Toney Douglas 3-pointer to a 93-89 win at Toyota Center. The Bulls (5-6) grabbed 16 offensive rebounds yet managed only 17 second-chance points, a direct reflection of the Rockets' determined half-court defense. After 21-of-40 shooting en route to a four-point halftime lead, the Bulls shot just 31.5 percent in the second half. "I just thought our defense was outstanding tonight," Sampson said. "They ...
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Last Monday, the Rockets decided to send rookie Royce White to their D-League affiliate. That was the story anyway. White was actually already not with the Rockets, apparently upset with the organization for failing to live up to its promises in accomodating his anxiety disorder. White has asked Houston to give him permission not to fly on the team's plane to road games and...
Jeremy Lin is getting ready to play the New York Knicks for the first time since leaving them during the offseason to sign with the Houston Rockets. Naturally, he’s facing plenty of questions from the New York media about his time with the team and his departure. His first game against the Knicks also marks a perfect time to reevaluate the Knicks’ decision to let him go, which...
Losing Derrick Rose for at least half the season is a huge blow to the Chicago Bulls’ title chances, but do not tell that to Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, who have had their best seasons to date. Scoring at a career high clip, grabbing his usual double-digit rebounds, while playing great defense, with great energy and hustle and improved shot blocking, Noah is playing amazing basketball...
Royce White is having a difficult time transitioning to life at the pro level, and the Houston Rockets may be already regretting selecting the versatile forward in the first round.
Whenever Lakers' Metta World Peace is on the court, expect anything to happen. Of course when anything happens, it usually involves some sort of physical altercation.
From the "Malice at the Palace," his confrontation with Kobe Bryant to his blatant elbow to Rockets' James Harden's neck, needless to say, World Peace isn't so peaceful.
Well it seems...
Jeremy Lin blew up over a strong month last season in New York, and that catapulted in to a pretty good 3 year $25 million dollar deal in Houston. Lin is in Houston now, and coincidence or not, Lin is now in the same place that allowed Yao Ming to capture All Star vote year [...]
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Omer Asik has been one of the NBA's best defensive bigs though he struggles offensively still.
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Hopefully, all of that turkey from your Thanksgiving meal won't leave your head spinning like Bulls guard Nate Robinson did to the Houston Rockets.Check out this spinning lay-up that Nate accomplished in the fourth quarter of play:
James Harden scored 28 points, Patrick Patterson added 20 and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Toney Douglas swished a 3-pointer and sank two free throws in the final 1:11 as Houston won for the 33rd consecutive time when holding its opponent below 90 points, the NBA's longest current streak...
Jeremy Lin became a global phenomenon with the New York Knicks last season.
Now, "Linsanity" has faded, and his struggles with the Houston Rockets is partly why.
Lin will try to bounce back from one of his worst performances of the season in order to help the Rockets continue their dominance of the Knicks in his first meeting with his former team Friday night.
The Knicks will be taking on Jeremy Lin who is now on the Rockets for the first time this season later on tonight at 8:00 pm in Houston.
But if Jeremy Lin was a Knick today, he thinks himself and Melo would've worked out well which nobody is buying into it.
Last season, Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin both struggled working together as they tried to make it work, but it didn...