Author Archives: Paul McGuire

Houston Rockets 93, Memphis Grizzlies 86: The bench mob shows up.

I’ll fully admit to not being impressed in the slightest by Saturday’s win against Minnesota.  The turnovers were numerous, the rebounding was poor, and the Rockets played an incredibly undisciplined and sloppy version of basketball which was only bailed out by Aaron Brooks bringing his NBA 2K self to life, and the Rockets shooting 55% [...]

Posted in game coverage | Tagged | Merged Comments | Sharethis | Permalink

Houston Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks on 11/20/2013

The 2013-14 season will be 13 games old after tonight, but the Houston Rockets will finish off already their fourth back-to-back game of the season in Dallas.  Fortunately, yesterday’s utter evisceration of the Boston Celtics ensured that the Rockets starters will be ready for tonight’s game.  The Mavericks last played on Monday night, eking out [...]

Posted in game coverage | Tagged | 29 Comments | Sharethis | Permalink

Houston Rockets 122, Denver Nuggets 111: Hack-a-Dwight, Power forwards, and a comfortable win.

If there has been one thing that Houston has unfortunately done far too often this season, it has been blowing major leads.  Against the Clippers, Raptors, 76ers, Knicks, and others, the Rockets have had a double-digit lead late into the game, only to blow it for one reason or another.  Tonight however, Houston managed to [...]

Posted in game coverage | Tagged | 3 Comments | Sharethis | Permalink

Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks on November 14, 2013 at 7:00 CST

It has been nearly two years since Linsanity.  I could talk for quite some time about its personal effects being half-Japanese, but that would be a topic for another time. It has been nearly 18 months since a supposedly tanking Houston team caused New York executives to resort to playing hide-and-seek amid the hotels of [...]

Posted in game coverage | Tagged | 3 Comments | Sharethis | Permalink

Houston Rockets 110, Toronto Raptors 104: This game is, and has always been, about buckets

In the aftermath of the earlier horrifying 2 game losing streak, there have been discussions on everything from short rotations to the usage of power forwards to Lin’s role in the rotation to the Twin Towers lineup to silly Twitter spats on who supposedly said what about some teammate.  But I believe that there is [...]

Posted in game coverage | Tagged | Merged Comments | Sharethis | Permalink