Category Archives: postgame recaps

Houston Rockets 136, Dallas Mavericks 103: Rockets Race past Mavs in Tremendous Third Quarter

At halftime, Houston’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks looked all too similar to the recent close games against Milwaukee, Washington and Orlando. Harden was sluggish, the defense was weak, and the opposing shooters were raining threes. After trailing 33-31 at the end of the first quarter, the Rockets buckled down and pulled ahead by [...]

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Houston Rockets 118, Orlando Magic 110 – They all count, but more attention to detail please.

The Rockets came in looking to rebound from two painful losses in a row. In theory, this team was supposed to be a pushover – one of the weakest teams in the league due to a combination of youthful inexperience and injuries. It didn’t quite turn out that way though. In similar fashion to the [...]

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Milwaukee Bucks 110, Houston Rockets 107: Someday, this team will win a close game.

I don’t know what it is about this team this season.  I really don’t.  Whether it’s Trevor Ariza or John Salmons or OJ Mayo, I feel like more often than not in our defeats, this team has dealt with one chucker or another just firing up stuff that goes in.  And at the end of [...]

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Washington Wizards 105, Houston Rockets 103: Having big men can be fairly useful.

It’s one thing to lose to the Washington Wizards.  They are a team who have been extremely well since the return of John Wall well since the return of John Wall, having defeated the Clippers, Knicks, and Nuggets recently before tonight’s game.  The Rockets were on the second part of a back-to-back, were still shorthanded [...]

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Houston Rockets 106, Brooklyn Nets 96 – Rockets Put Their Heads Down and Power Through

A depleted Houston Rockets team entered Brooklyn needing a win against a Nets team missing a star in Joe Johnson (heel), who missed his first game of the season. After the tough loss the Rockets handed the Nets in their last meeting (119-106), Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets had no intention of rolling [...]

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