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Houston, We Have A Problem…

After a tough loss in Detroit, it's safe to say things have yet to take flight for this year's Houston Rockets. While many came into the season thinking Houston's out-of-this-world lineup had the potential to challenge the incumbent Golden State Warriors for the title as best team in the West, those dreams came crashing back to earth weeks ago (and Kevin McHale is still searching through...
Via Razzball Basketball
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard introduces himself to Kristaps Porzingis

Every rookie hit’s a wall at some point, and tonight against the Houston Rockets, Kristaps Porzingis met Superman.  Porzingis has been enjoying his first few months in the NBA. Tonight, things were a bit different as Porzingis received his first welcome to the NBA moment from the hands of Dwight Howard. Yes, that Dwight Howard a.k.a. the artist formerly known as Superman...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard destroys Kristaps Porzingis on alley-oop slam

Kristaps Porzingis has made a habit of throwing down dunks over opposing big men this season, but he got a taste of his own medicine in Sunday night’s game against the Rockets, courtesy of Dwight Howard. Howard has been criticized in the past for being “soft,” just ask Kobe Bryant, but he showed he was anything but that in overtime of Sunday night’s game. Marcus Thornton...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ty Lawson hits James Harden for an alley-oop!

The Houston Rockets could use a lot more of this from Ty Lawson…. Ty ➡️ James — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 28, 2015 The post Watch: Ty Lawson hits James Harden for an alley-oop! appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets hold in-season training camp in attempt to rebound from disastrous start

The Houston Rockets began this season as a trendy NBA Finals pick. However, after rough 4-7 start, the team fired Head Coach Kevin McHale and named 36-year-old assistant J.B. Bickerstaff as interim head coach. In an effort to get the team back on track, Bickerstaff held a “mini training camp” between the Rockets loss to the Knicks on Sunday and tonight’s game against Memphis...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo joins Hawks legends with jersey retirement

ATLANTA — As the halftime buzzer sounded for Hawks-Celtics on Tuesday night, Dikembe Mutombo found himself in a waiting room adjacent to Philips Arena's home tunnel, preparing to re-enter the court area in dignitary-like fashion. He was accompanied by a powerful entourage: NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler and CEO Steve Koonin, Atlanta mayor Kasim...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson pleads guilty to drunk driving charges

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson pleaded guilty to charges regarding a DUI, which he was arrested for in January, according to Lawson was pulled over in Denver—when he was with the Nuggets—and the police said that they smelled alcohol on him. He then went on to fail a sobriety test. Lawson was originally charged with drunken driving and speeding, but pleaded guilty...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale’s wife trashes Rockets, Kardashians on Twitter

Kevin McHale didn’t need to be fired. The Houston Rockets started 4-7, sure, but with several new additions to their bench (among other distractions) the coach probably could’ve used a bit more rope to tie the team’s knot. Alas, McHale now is unemployed, and it seems his wife, Lynn, was none too pleased about it. She took to Twitter on Thursday to take shots at Rockets general...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Lawson pleads guilty to charges in drunken driving arrest

Ty Lawson was arrested and charged with drunken driving, speeding and other offenses last January.   Bill Baptist NBAEDENVER -- Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his drunken driving arrest in Denver.Court records show the former Denver Nuggets guard was charged with drunken driving, speeding and other offenses last January, but pleaded...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley: ‘Analytics geek’ Daryl Morey ‘screwed’ Kevin McHale

Charles Barkley, not known to mince words when expressing his opinion, didn’t hold back while blasting Daryl Morey over the firing of Kevin McHale, suggesting the Houston Rockets general manager fired the head coach in an effort at “covering his own ass.” Barkley, appearing on Colin Cowherd’s radio program Wednesday, acknowledged he and Morey have had their beefs in the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets plan to stick with interim coach for entire season

The Houston Rockets made the biggest early-season move when they fired head coach Kevin McHale, but the team plans to give J.B. Bickerstaff the reins for the rest of 2015-16 season. In an interview with ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander confirmed Bickerstaff will be evaluated at the end of the year. ESPN: Can J.B. win this job? Alexander: Of course he...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwight Howard gets rejected by rim, takes a spill

Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard ran into an opponent he could not overpower in Wednesday’s game against the Trail Blazers—the rim. Howard tried to throw down an alley-oop and it looked as if he had an easy bucket. However, he couldn’t get the ball over the rim, and that’s when the epic fail happened. Howard was stuffed by the rim and then fell down on the court.
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer sends Rockets to OT with clutch 3-ptr (Video)

Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer came through in the clutch by hitting a three-pointer on the run with 0.9 seconds left in regulation to send Wednesday night's game against Portland into overtime. Down 99-96 with under six seconds left, Harden took the inbounds pass and dribbled to midcourt, then threw cross-court to Brewer. Brewer caught the pass on the fly and immediately put...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets fired the wrong big man

So here’s your deal: there are just some dudes that get you fired. Think of it like this … from youth to adulthood, we all have that one or two dudes we know that if we hang out with them, nothing good happens in the end. It might be the best fun you’ll have at times, but then you sleep in too late and miss class or are late to work and all hell breaks loose. The Rockets have...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale's dismissal more surprising than Rockets' slow start

Firing season is upon us with the Houston Rockets parting ways with Kevin McHale as head coach. Despite the team's poor start, the firing was slightly shocking given McHale's recent three-year extension and Houston's surprising run to the Western Conference Finals amid a slew of injuries to key rotation members. But the NBA, like most sports leagues, thrives off a "what have you...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets hold players-only meeting to discuss losing streak

The Houston Rockets played their fifth game in seven days on Monday night, and the end result was their fourth consecutive loss. A lack of chemistry between James Harden and Ty Lawson is just one of many issues the Rockets are dealing with, and the players tried to address some of them this week in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson has 'nothing bad to say' about Nuggets in return

One major conversation point ahead of the Rockets' game against the Nuggets is, naturally, that Friday marks Ty Lawson's return to Denver.There's no ignoring that the relationship between the Nuggets and the 28-year-old point guard crumbled ahead of the trade in July that sent him to Houston. But when asked about the return to Pepsi Center playing for a different team, Lawson told Christopher...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwight Howard laughs, responds to heckling fan

Los Angeles still isn’t happy about Dwight Howard’s time with the Lakers. Despite Howard starting in 76 games, starting the All-Star game and leading the league in rebounds, the Lakers finished with an underwhelming 45-37 record and were swept out of the playoffs in the first round. Howard, then just 27, left the team in free agency to sign with the Houston Rockets after L...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry trolls Rockets’ Lawson over criticism of defense

Stephen Curry, along with the entire Golden State Warriors roster, are refusing to let any perceived slight go unchallenged as they embark upon a defense of their NBA title. The latest victim of the team’s prideful, trolling ways is new Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson, who criticized Curry’s defense during last season’s Western Conference Finals showdown between his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Houston Rockets

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Houston Rockets. 2014-15 Record: 56-26 Notable Acquisitions: Ty Lawson (Trade), Sam Dekker (Draft) Notable Departures: Josh Smith Temperature Check: The Rockets made what could turn out to be the move off the offseason when they dealt for the troubled Lawson. Always seeming to be missing a third piece...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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