ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sam Dekker is healthy, and Mike D’Antoni should play him

With Ariza and Ryno struggling, Dekker could be valuable. In the Houston Rockets’ first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sam Dekker was injured and was not able to play. Dekker's been rehabbing from surgery on his left hand that he fractured at the beginning on the month, and now it seems like he is ready for a return. Friday, Dekker told the media that he was...
Via The Dream Shake
6 hours ago

NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets need versatility to get past Spurs

The second round presents a different set of challenges. Will the Rockets adjust? The NBA playoffs are the final referendum on a squad, both on their style and on their substance. And there are two ways to make it through the four-round gauntlet. The first way is forcing your opponent to play your style of basketball. The Golden State Warriors do that. They impose their style and...
Via The Dream Shake
9 hours ago

Rockets need versatility to get past Spurs

The second round presents a different set of challenges. Will the Rockets adjust? The NBA playoffs are the final referendum on a squad, both on their style and on their substance. And there are two ways to make it through the four-round gauntlet. The first way is forcing your opponent to play your style of basketball. The Golden State Warriors do that. They impose their style and...
Via The Dream Shake
9 hours ago

JJ Watt offers to help pay Rockets owner’s fine

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander has enough money in his fortune where a $100,000 fine should mean very little to him, but there are some powerful people ready to help him take care of it anyhow.Texans star JJ Watt sent a tweet on Wednesday, a few hours after the NBA announced Alexander’s fine, in which he offered to help pay for the fine: Houston sports fans already love Watt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets owner fined $100,000 by NBA for confrontation with referee

Emotions run high in the NBA playoffs, and it’s not just the players and coaches getting all riled up. Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, seen here yelling at a referee during last night’s game, was fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action, the league announced Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/N2GqIXaNlh — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander fined $100,000 for confronting official

Late in the first quarter of Tuesday’s playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander confronted referee Bill Kennedy.The league announced on Wednesday (via Dan Feldman, NBC Sports) that Alexander had been fined $100,000 as a result of his meddling.While owners confronting officials isn’t common, it’s not unprecedented, either. Dallas...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clint Capela dunks on Russell Westbrook

http://www.clutchfans.net Clint Capela takes the feed from Lou Williams and dunks on Russell Westbrook, who tried to block the shot, in the Houston Rockets 105-99 Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on 4/25/2017. The Rockets beat the Thunder 4-1 in their first round series.
Via ClutchFans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson flattens Patrick Beverley with hard screen

He may often get criticized for his poor free throw shooting, but Thunder guard Andre Roberson is an excellent defender, and a very smart player.We saw that with an excellent block on James Harden early in Game 5 on Tuesday night, and in the job he did on the Rockets star during much of the series, often making him uncomfortable, and forcing him to dish the basketball.And Roberson...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets to sell $1 beer during Game 5 against Thunder

Toyota Center could get very rowdy in a potential closeout game on Tuesday.Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown said Monday that the team will be selling $1 beer for Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder along with hot dogs, nachos, and soda for the same price, per Calvin Watkins of ESPN. The Rockets currently hold a 3-1 lead in the first-round series, one that has already been marred...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook takes shot at Rockets for laughing at Roberson

Near the end of the Houston Rockets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Houston decided to hack OKC guard Andre Roberson.It worked like a charm. Roberson missed all but two of the eight free throws he attempted in the final minutes (he was 2-for-12 for the game). The Rockets overcame a deficit to escape with a 113-109 win and a 3-1 stranglehold on the series.While Roberson...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden reveals he is playing through ankle injury

The Houston Rockets came back to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Sunday despite a rough night from James Harden. It will be difficult for Houston to continue winning if Harden shoots 31 percent from the floor, so the MVP candidate’s sore ankle will be something to keep an eye on.After Houston’s 113-106 victory in Game 4, Harden told ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley fined $25K for altercation with fan

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has played well for his team in its first-round playoff matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Though, the always passionate Beverley found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons during Friday’s Game 3 outing in Oklahoma City.The guard got into an altercation with Jay Scaramucci, the son of Thunder minority owner Stuart Scaramucci...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets prove the true meaning of MVP

For as long as the NBA has been around, fans have debated the meaning of “Most Valuable Player.” Should the award go to the best player in the league? What about the player who makes the team the best it can possibly be? Does defensive ability matter? How important is scoring? Despite the persistence of the arguments, the league has never seemed to come to a consensus. This year...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook again insists the basketball is his only friend

Russell Westbrook has doubled-down on his previous claim that comes playoff time, the basketball is his only friend.“I think y’all misunderstood what I was saying,” Westbrook told reporters Tuesday at Thunder practice, via Ball Don’t Lie. “Y’all didn’t understand the importance of what I was saying. Y’all think it’s a joke or some (expletive). This is a serious...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why James Harden should win the NBA MVP

On Wednesday, we evaluated Russell Westbrook’s MVP candidacy in relation to James Harden’s. Now we’re going to evaluate Harden’s in relation to Westbrook. In this case, we’re going to go through it on a skill-by-skill basis.Westbrook scores more points, but Harden is a more valuable scorer than Westbrook. Westbrook needs 24.9 field goal attempts to get to 32.8 points per...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM discusses one-and-done playoff format

Make no mistake—the NBA sees the success of the NCAA Tournament and hears the criticisms of a lengthy season and long playoff series.The NBA often comes under fire for its 82-game schedule, especially with the recent rise of criticism as teams have rested key players down the stretch.For Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, lessening the regular season and considering a...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Man duct-taped to sign over lost bet on Rockets-Warriors game

A Houston man found himself duct-taped to a yield sign after losing a bet hinging on the outcome of Tuesday’s match-up between the Rockets and Warriors at Toyota Center.The Warriors came out on top in the battle of Western Conference heavyweights, beating the hometown Rockets by a score of 113-106. And with that, the Rockets-backer later identified as 17-year-old Miguel Chavez...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 31, 2017  |  Discuss
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