Category Archives: game coverage

The ‘game coverage’ category includes all game-related posts such as previews, recaps, and live-blog commentary.

Houston Rockets 119, Sacramento Kings 98: Cousins and Gay hurt and the Rockets roll

With Demarcus Cousins hurt after playing only 9 minutes and Rudy Gay out after only playing 6 minutes, the Rockets had it pretty good. This game was a confidence builder and an easy win for the Rockets.  The Kings got it down to a 9 point deficit early in the third quarter and that was [...]

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Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets on 1/22/14

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 [...]

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Houston Rockets 126, Trail Blazers 113 – Second verse, different from the first

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 [...]

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Portland Trail Blazers @ Houston Rockets on 1/20/14

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.

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Houston Rockets 114, Milwaukee Bucks 104 – We’ve Got A Basketball Jones!

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 [...]

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