The Rockets’ poor play against weak opposition is what separates them from the upper echelons of the Western Conference standings at the moment. Compare Houston’s pedestrian 7-5 record against teams below .400 (note, that’s worse than their record versus everyone else!) against San Antonio (12-1), Oklahoma City (10-1) or Portland (13-2) and you can see [...]
The Houston Rockets took center stage on a national broadcast, scored over 70 points in the first half against a top-flight Western Conference rival, and were shooting a ridiculous percent from three point range. Everything was in place for another historic collapse to match Thursday’s debacle. The Portland Trail Blazers stormed back and even trimmed [...]
If a picture is indeed a thousand words, then three pictures, courtesy of NBA.com, should suffice to explain just what Houston will be up against tonight. The Houston Rockets are the first shot chart. The defending champion Miami Heat are the second. And the Portland Trail Blazers are the third.
After the horror show of a second half against the Thunder, the Rockets needed something to get the bad taste out of their mouth. Fortunately, the league-worst Bucks were there to provide just that. The Rockets were never able to turn the game into a blow-out, but even with the Bucks making timely three pointers [...]
How do the Rockets get over that last half against the Thunder? By playing the worst team in the league at home. The Bucks have only won 7 games this year and they should provide the opportunity to right the Rocket ship after their worst half in recent memory. That loss will sting for a [...]