Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ricky Rubio on Rockets draft pick Sergio Llull, Wilt Chamberlain, Barcelona

In 2009, the Houston Rockets purchased the rights to Sergio Llull, the 34th overall selection, from the Denver Nuggets for approximately $2.25million.  This made Llull the most expensive player to ever be selected in the NBA’s second round.  The Rockets clearly feel highly about him. In the summer of 2010, Llull reached an agreement with [...]

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Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Timberwolves 120, Houston Rockets 108

Minnesota Timberwolves 120 Final Recap | Box Score 108 Houston Rockets Luis Scola, PF 20 MIN | 2-8 FG | 4-6 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 8 PTS | -8 His second matchup with Kevin Love in a single week was a nightmare. The two are so blatantly headed in different directions, [...]

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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves – January 30, 2012 7:00PM

The gist: The Timberwolves gave the Lakers a scare before dropping a 106-101 decision. This will be the Rockets’ last home game before embarking on seven road shows in their next eight games that will extend until Valentine’s Day. Key matchup: The whole Rockets frontline vs Kevin Love Love’s svelte frame makes him a tireless [...]

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Pocket Rocket – January 23-29, 2012

The Rockets have been stingy in second halves, only allowing the Wizards 35 points and the Knicks to put up 38. In an ironic twist, they allowed the offensively inept Bucks to go off for 63 markers, including a 20-0 run. Houston is getting the ball in their hands and forcing it out of their [...]

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From the Ninetyfourums: A warning to Celtics fans

A reader, TwistedNematic, writes: Hakeem Olajuwon is why I’m a Rockets fan today. He did everything; hung around with the team through early playoff exits and losing seasons due to a weak supporting cast, led us to the promised land (twice) and set way too many statistical records to mention here. After everything Houston and [...]

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