Author Archives: Paul McGuire

Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz: Rebounds, turnovers, and the difference between two halves.

Two games is obviously not enough time to fully assess a team, but there have been similarities with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz for their first two.  Both have been high-turnover, high-rebounding teams with a large emphasis on having two legitimate big men.  If the Rockets were to win in Utah on the [...]

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Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rockets on November 1, 2013

When one looks back at Houston’s long chase for a superstar, from Bosh to Melo to the Pau/Nene “basketball reasons” trade, one should also note that Dallas has been undergoing the same chase to put a superstar next to Dirk for nearly as long.  It pursued Lebron James back during the infamous 2010 free agency [...]

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Houston Rockets 109, San Antonio Spurs 92: The Twin Towers can work.

In the aftermath of the past game against Dallas, there were worries about how well the Asik-Howard lineup would work given that the results were not exactly the best.  That, however, was arguably the worst case scenario, as Asik was still recovering from his calf injury and the presence of Dirk Nowitzki means that Dallas [...]

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Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers on 10/13/2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Rockets have clearly had their fun over the past few days in Taiwan.  Jeremy Lin went shrimp fishing like he did last year, Yao Ming showed up at a reception for the Rockets, and Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons had their laughs helping at a Special Olympics clinic.  But at the end of the [...]

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Houston Rockets 116, Indiana Pacers 96: A team offense leads to victory.

Saturday’s game against New Orleans, while a defeat, showed the potential of Houston’s starters as they manhandled New Orleans’s starters for most of the game.  But it’s one thing to dominate New Orleans.  It’s another thing to beat Indiana’s starters, who challenged the Miami Heat to 7 games last year despite a below-average bench at [...]

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