Browsing Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets Lose

Houston Rockets – James Harden Getting Worse, Jeremy Lin Made Redundant

Posted on 24 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Smart teams, with a good head coach, make adjustments between and during games when things don’t work. Kevin McHale simply isn’t in that category. Otherwise he wouldn’t allow James Harden to do the things he does as the Houston Rockets lose (112-105) to the Portland Trail Blazers for a second time in the postseason, while allowing his defense to become irrelevant, almost like he’s done to Jeremy Lin. More

Kevin McHale

Houston Rockets – Kevin McHale, Not Jeremy Lin or James Harden, is What Matters

Posted on 23 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

To every issue the Houston Rockets have – from James Harden hogging the ball at the wrong time, to Jeremy Lin being underused; and Dwight Howard being underused; to Patrick Beverley risking his NBA future; and a team defense that is embarrassing to watch sometimes. Players should be blamed for mistakes they make, but when there are so many on a talented and better than what we’re getting from them team, the fingers should be pointed at the head coach, Kevin McHale. More

Spurs vs Mavs

NBA Playoffs – Game 2 Predictions (Mavericks vs Spurs, Blazers vs Rockets, Bobcats vs Heat)

Posted on 23 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

The NBA playoffs continue with game 2 as the NBA finalists from last season try and continue their home domination while a possible contender tries to come back from losing the first one by surprise: The San Antonio Spurs hosting the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets playing the Portland Trail Blazers and the Miami Heat facing off against the Charlotte Bobcats. More

Blazers beat Rockets

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Can’t Fix What James Harden Ruins

Posted on 21 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Leading your team in scoring doesn’t mean you aren’t hurting your team. James Harden was awful in overtime and too wasteful for most of the game as the Houston Rockets lost home court advantage with a series opening loss at home, that was almost prevented by Jeremy Lin, who once again wasn’t used enough which didn’t stop him from coming through in overtime, although it wasn’t enough. More

Old School Duncan & Nowitzki

NBA Playoffs – Game 1 Predictions (Mavericks vs Spurs, Blazers vs Rockets)

Posted on 20 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

A little taste of history in the series out West that continue the NBA playoffs, as the San Antonio Spurs meet a very familiar playoff foe in the Dallas Mavericks, while the Houston Rockets face the last team they’ve managed to beat in a postseason series, the Portland Trail Blazers. More

Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin & James Harden Made us Forget About Dwight Howard

Posted on 20 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

The thing about the Houston Rockets we love to dissect and focus on more than anything is the way James Harden dominates this team, maybe a bit too much, and what does it mean for Jeremy Lin. But this season was also about Dwight Howard finding a comfort zone in the NBA once again, and although he isn’t the main face of the team and isn’t running the show, it’s safe to say he made the right choice through the free agency bonanza of last summer. More

Blazers vs Rockets

NBA Playoffs – Blazers vs Rockets Series Predictions

Posted on 18 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

If there’s one series that going to set itself apart from the others when it comes to scoring and very little defense, it’s going to be the one between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers. James Harden and Dwight Howard on one end, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge on the other, while Jeremy Lin might get his chance to shine in a very open kind of style that most likely will be present throughout the series. More

Jeremy Lin

Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Waiting Behind James Harden & Patrick Beverley

Posted on 17 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

One thing that usually happens in the playoffs is team’s rotation getting shorter, and key players getting even more minutes than in the regular season. Jeremy Lin is a backup guard for the Houston Rockets, and although he can be very useful, he won’t be features as much compared to James Harden and Patrick Beverley, partially because Kevin McHale simply doesn’t believe in him. More

Rockets beat Spurs

Houston Rockets – Dwight Howard Matters More Than Jeremy Lin & James Harden This Time

Posted on 15 Apr, 2014, by in Basketball

Even though we love to focus on the “power struggles” between James Harden hero ball and Jeremy Lin-style basketball, the 104-98 win for the Houston Rockets over the San Antonio Spurs was mostly about Dwight Howard and the front court dominating to complete a four-game sweep in the regular season over the team with the best record in the N More

James Harden

Houston Rockets – James Harden Gets Credit Jeremy Lin Deserves Too

Posted on 13 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

Like in most comebacks from the Houston Rockets this season, most of the attention and credit went to James Harden. There’s no doubt that his ability to create something out of nothing deserves some sort of applause but the downside of this happens to be ignoring everyone else who helped, and mainly Jeremy Lin with a fantastic fourth quarter that once again will be pushed down the pecking order, just like Kevin McHale likes it. More