Earlier in December, the Rockets produced their most dominant stretch of basketball for quite some time. The offense was clicking, allowing them to put up over 120 points in three consecutive games. Playing against the Western Conference’s big guns brought them back to earth for a while, but tonight they were able to rediscover their form and managed to cross the 120 point threshold yet again to run out confident winners against the Hawks.

After being held close in the first quarter, Houston broke the game open in the second. They were down 31-30 when Delfino connected on a three, sparking a 16-0 run and creating a lead the Rockets were able to ride the lead for the rest of the game. It also began the most noticeable trend on the night – whenever the team needed it, someone would hit a three pointer to extend or restore their points cushion. The result was a 16-29 night from behind the arc – a season high in three pointers made. Carlos Delfino and Marcus Morris did most of the damage, going 6-8 and 3-4 respectively.

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Checking in on the standings


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A Holiday Wish List for the Houston Rockets

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I have compiled a wish list for the Houston Rockets. Some of these wishes are more easily granted than others; but isn’t that usually the case with wish lists? [read more…]






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The Rockets continue to blast opponents, beating the Bulls and the NBA’s 4th best defense in a blowout that featured a 35 point lead in the third quarter. Nate Robinson may have been able to unload 27 points in 27 minutes, but it was too little, too late. The Rockets did to the Bulls the same thing they’d done to the Grizzlies.

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Preview: Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls

Someone should call Daryl Morey and let him know that rebuilds are supposed to take years, not months. The latest test of the Rockets’ sizzling offense and growing chemistry will take place on Christmas Day, in the house of Omer Asik’s old team, the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls lead the Central Division (15-11), but a Rockets win on Christmas would tie their record with the 14-12 Rockets.

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