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Rockets Dispute Notion Chemistry Isn't Properly Considered

Daryl Morey took responsibility for the Houston Rockets' disappointing season that ended in a five-game series loss to the Golden State Warriors as the eighth seed. "This is on me," he said. "A lot of the guys we brought in didn't work out. That's on me. We're going to do better. We're going to get back to Rockets basketball. We're going to get back to winning." Morey disputed the...
Via RealGM
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey Accuses Rival Teams Of Shaping Negative Stories About Rockets

Daryl Morey defended the Houston Rockets' season from criticism and also accused other teams of planting or influencing stories about the team. Morey believes the stories are a free agent ploy. "It's been disappointing - and obviously we're all disappointed - that people are painting the season we just had and trying to make it into a larger thing than it is, which is one season...
Via RealGM
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

What went wrong for the Houston Rockets in 2016? – Part 1

I’ve now had over 48 hours to digest the disappointing end to Houston’s season.  What started out in October carrying expectations of title contention ended in utter embarrassment, with the franchise now unexpectedly again at a crossroads.  The Houston Rockets thought they were right there and now, they’ll need to tear it all down completely.  What the hell happened?Setting...
Via Red94
3 hours ago

WATCH: Daryl Morey Houston Rockets 2016 Post-Season Press Conference

http://www.clutchfans.net Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey speaks to the Houston media after the Rockets 2015-16 season was over, eliminated in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs. Morey spoke about the Rockets coaching search which is about to get underway, Dwight Howard's free agency and many other issues facing the team.
Via ClutchFans
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Curry hoping to return before May 9

In further proof that he might actually be a Jedi Knight, Warriors megastar guard Stephen Curry is apparently working to master the art of Force Heal. According to a report by Monte Pool of Comcast SportsNet on Friday, Curry will try return to action before May 9, the date he was given as a part of his original two-week timetable for a Grade 1 sprain of the MCL in his right knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Daryl Morey on the hotseat?

In today's Rocket Fuel: The Rockets off season plan is predicted and analyzed, while Daryl Morey looks to be on the hot seat. The Rockets off season has officially begun. The coaching search is underway, and soon enough trades will be made and signings will be completed. Make sure you are caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! Time to Stick a Fork in the...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Dwight Howard?

With their first round defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets disappointing season has come to an end. The end of Houston’s season also likely marks the end of the team’s relationship with center Dwight Howard, who will surely opt out of the last year of his contract with the Rockets. So, what’s next for Dwight Howard? Where will he go? Truthfully...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard, James Harden relationship is ‘cordially bad’

The Houston Rockets’ season could very well end Wednesday night, bringing to a close a season marked by dysfunction and underachievement from a team that went to the Western Conference Finals in 2015. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins details how things went downhill, particularly the tension between the team’s two stars, James Harden and Dwight Howard. According to Watkins, the duo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Jason Terry guarantees Game 5 victory over Warriors

Despite being down 3-1 in the series and heading into the House of Pain that is Oracle Arena for Wednesday’s Game 5, Houston Rockets veteran guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory for his squad over the Golden State Warriors. “I’m guaranteeing it,” he said, via ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. “If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory — that’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley apologizes to Rockets executives

Charles Barkley ended his playing career with the Houston Rockets, and the Hall of Famer has been nothing but critical of his former team in recent years. Perhaps Sir Charles realizes he has gone too far. During TNT’s “Inside the NBA” broadcast on Tuesday, Barkley took a moment to apologize to the Rockets’ front office for some things he has said over the past year. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets 2016 NBA Playoff Intro Video

http://www.clutchfans.net The new 2016 Houston Rockets in-arena playoff intro video and player introductions run before Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors on 4/24/2016.
Via ClutchFans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard doesn't want negative fans traveling to GS

Down 3-1 and heading into a place that’s been a veritable House of Horrors for them recently, the Houston Rockets certainly have their backs against the wall. Still, Dwight Howard doesn’t want to hear anyone’s pessimism, and he doesn’t even want any pessimistic people traveling with the team. Dwight Howard on #rockets Game 5 in Oakland: "If you don’t believe you can...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Houston Rockets fans cheer Stephen Curry's injury?

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry returned to the team for Game 4 of the Warriors-Rockets series, but Curry was forced to leave the game with a scary knee injury in the second quarter after slipping on a wet spot on the floor. Curry clutched his right knee and was taken to the locker room, but returned after halftime and tried to warm up before the start of the third quarter...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets Must Regain Their Spirit

As Game 4 of the 2015 Western Conference Finals drew to a close, Houston Rockets fans applauded a bittersweet end to what was a remarkable season for their team. The Rockets were wrapping up a 128-115 victory over the eventual champion Golden State Warriors—it would be their lone win in the series and their final game of the season in the Toyota Center. At the time, the future...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets’ bench was not very excited about James Harden’s game-winner

It’s been a rough season for the Rockets, one in which they were expected to be one of the Western Conference’s better teams but instead slipped all the way down to .500 and came within a game of missing the playoffs. Along the way, this Houston team hasn’t exactly gotten a reputation for loving each other. Well Thursday night, with Steph Curry out for the Warriors, James...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey blasts Warriors for playing dirty

The Houston Rockets at least temporarily salvaged its first-round match-up with a 97-96 Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night, cutting the series deficit in half heading into Game 4 Sunday when they could even up the series at two games apiece. But Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was in no mood to celebrate the win. Instead, he took to Twitter to blast...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Players Don't Look Too Thrilled About James Harden's Game Winning Shot

The Houston Rockets desperately needed a win last night after losing the first two games of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. So James Harden put the team on his back and went into full-on beast mode, scoring 35 points with nine assists and eight rebounds. Oh, and he hit the game-winning bucket in the final seconds. But if you thought that a 97-96 win over...
Via Stack
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Rockets CEO destroys Charles Barkley for dissing Houston's effort

Never shy with his opinions, TNT analyst Charles Barkley has taken it on the chin before for false predictions or off-base claims.  It happened again Thursday night when the Rockets, facing a 0-3 series deficit to the Steph Curry-less Warriors, mounted a 55-48 halftime lead before their home crowd. Chuck wasn't impressed with the effort, as seen in his halftime assessment and prediction...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Broadcast: James Harden's Game-Winner, Game 3 Ending

http://www.clutchfans.net HOUSTON BROADCAST: After Trevor Ariza turns it over, resulting in a Warriors basket, James Harden hits the step back jumper with 2.7 seconds left to put the Houston Rockets up by one over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on 4/21/2016. Draymond Green then dribbled the ball off his foot out of bounds to seal the Houston win.
Via ClutchFans
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwight Howard walks into arena singing ‘Purple Rain’

Dwight Howard paid tribute to a musical icon who passed away on Thursday. Prince, at 57 years of age, was found unresponsive in an elevator and pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Many sports fans, athletes and coaches alike took to social media to pay their respects to the great musician. Howard, who probably knew all eyes would be on him as he entered the Toyota Center on Wednesday...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets just can’t catch a break

The Houston Rockets drew the short straw in the NBA’s Western Conference Playoffs when they were matched up with the virtually unbeatable Golden State Warriors. Houston has not been competitive in the series and no one is giving them a chance to come back from the 2-0 deficit; not even the analysts. Look no further than the team of NBA on TNT, went ahead and took a shot at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

TNT threw some major, major shade at the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA Playoffs – no respect, no respect at all.  And no regard either. Even their own fans gave them a 0% chance to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.  Now TNT is giving them a 0% chance to even win a single game. No chill, @NBAonTNT. #NotNecessary pic.twitter.com/X3pJjpqBYA — Bleacher Report...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Iguodala: Playoff game vs. Rockets like practice scrimmage

The Golden State Warriors are undoubtedly the best team in the NBA, and arguably the greatest team in regular-season NBA history with their 73-9 mark for the 2015-16 season. Monday night, the Warriors were without Steph Curry, the soon-to-be two-time reigning league MVP. Despite his absence, it never seemed that the Warriors were ever in danger of dropping Game 2 of their first...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This Houston TV poll about the Rockets is the saddest and funniest thing ever

The Houston Rockets were able to sneak into the playoffs as the #8 seed in the Western Conference in spite of a fairly crazy year of turmoil and dubious stats like James Harden setting the record for most turnovers in one season. Their prize for making the postseason is a matchup with the top seeded Golden State Warriors, who just completed the best season in NBA history at 73-9...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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