ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockets hold on to win tight one over Thunder, 102-99

It wasn’t always pretty, but it counts in the win column just the same. The Rockets overcame some fourth-quarter doldrums that were self-inflicted and some horrid calls by the officials down the stretch, and they also got 21 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists from James Harden told hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 102 - 99 victory and their fifth straight win. Houston also...
Via The Dream Shake
55 minutes ago

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 7th straight triple-double

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) James Harden scored 21 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-99 on Friday night. Harden also had 12 assists and nine rebounds to help the Rockets win their fifth straight. Houston withstood Harden's 6-for-23 shooting effort. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets are fun (and good) again

In today's Rocket Fuel: Daryl Morey has built a unique approach to the NBA Draft, while he and coach Mike D'Antoni share the same philosophy, making the Rockets a more complete, connected team. The weekend is here! And what better way to kick it off with a Rockets back-to-back? The team faces a tough test in Oklahoma City tonight, but before tip-off, make sure you're caught up with...
Via The Dream Shake
14 hours ago

Hot-shooting Eric Gordon leads Rockets past Lakers, 134-95

HOUSTON (AP) Eric Gordon made a career-high eight 3-points and scored 26 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 134-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. James Harden added 25 points in three quarters for the Rockets. They scored a season high and extended their winning streak to a season-best four games. The Rockets were up by 12 in the third quarter...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni raves about Eric Gordon, Pat Beverley

http://www.clutchfans.net Mike D'Antoni praises the play of Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley after the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 134-95 on 12/7/2016.
Via ClutchFans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas refuses to report to Rockets after they match RFA offer sheet

The Donatas Motiejunas saga has taken another strange turn. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Motiejunas was a no-show for his scheduled physical on Tuesday with the Rockets, who are now said to be weighing their options. Donatas Motiejunas was a no show for his physical this morning, source said. Rockets weighing options. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harden on Rockets win, Motiejunas signing

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden talks after the Houston Rockets narrowly edged the Boston Celtics 107-106 on 12/5/2016. Harden also spoke about the team matching the offer sheet of Donatas Motiejunas and what he can bring to the team.
Via ClutchFans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 37 points and Al Horford missed a shot just before the buzzer to allow the Houston Rockets to hold on for a 107-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. The game was tied before Harden scored five straight points to make it 107-102 with less than a minute remaining. Avery Bradley made a jump shot and Harden received a flagrant 1 foul...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni on Rockets bringing back Donatas Motiejunas

http://www.clutchfans.net Mike D'Antoni talks before the Houston Rockets game against the Boston Celtics on 12/5/2016 after the Rockets matched the Nets' offer sheet to restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green defends himself again after kicking Harden

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green lost control of his limbs again on Thursday and accidentally kicked Houston’s James Harden in the head. His defense this time is that people just don’t understand how his limbs operate. On Saturday, Green questioned the NBA’s increased emphasis on “unnatural acts” such as his kicking, even trying to link them to a tactic Harden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden, Zaza Pachulia get into it

James Harden has been known to get under his opponents’ skin from time to time, and that’s what happened in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Harden drove the lane and was challenged at the hoop by Kevin Durant. The Rockets star appeared to use his elbow to push his way to the hoop, which helped him score. Durant’s teammate Zaza...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets likely to sign Motiejunas to offer sheet

In desperate need of talent anywhere they can get it, the Brooklyn Nets appear to be rolling the dice on Donatas Motiejunas. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, the Nets are likely to sign Motiejunas to an offer sheet as early as Friday. The Houston Rockets still hold Motiejunas’ rights, so they would have three days to match any offer. The 26-year-old Lithuanian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon As The Rockets' Diet Harden

The Houston Rockets signed Eric Gordon for two fundamental reasons: 1) to create space for James Harden, 2) to prevent their high-powered offense from melting down whenever Harden needs rest. ICYMI: Just about every personnel decision Houston made last summer revolved around their franchise player. He's a bonfire, and acquiring players who accentuate that bonfire's devastation is...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets' Other Guys

If their first 17 games of the season are any indication, the marriage between offensive guru Mike D'Antoni and superstar guard James Harden looks to be a perfect match for the Houston Rockets. Harden has put up eye-popping numbers while guiding the Rockets to the Western Conference's fourth best point differential (+4.3) -- placing them only behind the Clippers, Spurs and Warriors...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Warrant out for Steve Francis’ arrest after run-ins with the law

Former Houston Rockets point guard Steve Francis is in some legal trouble after police issued a warrant for his arrest Monday. Francis was arrested back in June after he stole more than $7,000 worth of goods and cash from a parked BMW. According to TMZ, Francis asked a bartender for a flashlight and proceeded to break into the car and steal random items, from a gold diamond band...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is making his point, but why are people surprised?

James Harden is a man of many talents, but oftentimes, his ability gets placed in a box. He scores when he wants, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing he can do. I’m sure that many know this, but it should be served as a reminder. You’ve seen the Euro-step and the all the rest, but a known facet of his game that has been consistent over the years is finally getting...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says nobody takes Kings’ shootarounds serious

The Sacramento Kings are 4-8 and players have already given interviews joking about shootarounds. Let the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors begin in earnest. The culprit is Ty Lawson, who spoke with Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento: Ty Lawson on Kings' shootarounds: "We don't take them serious, nobody takes them serious" — Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 17...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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