James Harden scored 51 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the visiting Houston Rockets to a 123-118 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. More
01/22/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Calvin Watkins / Source: ESPN.com
HOUSTON — In what symbolized Friday night for the Houston Rockets, James Harden, the master of the lob pass during his MVP-type season, sent one to Clint Capela, a man quite capable of converting such plays. More
01/21/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Tim Cato / Source: SBNation.com
The Golden State Warriors knew the Houston Rockets had a barrage of three-point attempts headed their way. The Rockets have an entire arsenal of three-point shooters aimed at every team they face, and the Warriors were no different. When the two teams faced on Friday, Houston launched 35 attempts from beyond the arc. More
01/20/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Connor Letourneau / Source: SFGate
Warriors vs. Rockets
Time: 5 p.m. PT
Where: Toyota Center, Houston More
01/12/2017 by PeekYou Team
Source: Yahoo! News
Los Angeles (AFP) – Andrew Wiggins scored a team high 28 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Houston Rockets nine-game winning streak with a 119-105 NBA victory at the Target Center arena. More
01/05/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Rob Mahoney / Source: SI.com
At the heart of it all was an idea. What if the great fault of the 2015–16 Houston Rockets, peevish and middling, was a reliance on half measures? More
12/21/2016 by PeekYou Team
Source: FOX Sports
The Houston Rockets will get a chance to pad their already gaudy 3-point-shooting numbers Wednesday night when they run into one of the league’s weakest defensive teams, the Phoenix Suns, for the first time this season.
The Rockets are shooting 3’s at a record-setting pace this season, having already attempted 1,128. They’ve made 423, which already is approaching some teams’ season total from last year.
The scary part is the Rockets have posted those numbers despite not having seen the Suns yet.
Phoenix has allowed 3-pointers to be made at a 38.7-percent rate, the second-highest in the league.
The game can be seen on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Go, starting at 6:30 p.m.
While the sight of the Suns should bring smiles to the Rockets, so should their Talking Stick Resort Arena, where Houston has prevailed in its last five visits.
In fact, last year’s season series between the Rockets and Suns was dominated by the road team. After the Rockets recorded 111-105 and 116-100 wins at Phoenix, the Suns finished off the three-game series with a…
12/02/2016 by PeekYou Team
OAKLAND, Calif. — Get out your erasers, NBA historians. The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors could be shooting for a record when they meet for the first time this season Thursday night.
The Rockets will put their streak of having made at least 10 3-pointers in 17 straight games on the line against a team that owned the NBA perimeter last year.
Houston’s James Harden (55), Eric Gordon (55) and Trevor Ariza (52) all rank among the Top 10 this season in 3-pointers made, and Ryan Anderson (45) isn’t far outside the group, lifting the Rockets (13.8 per game) into a tie with Cleveland for the team lead.
Both are attempting to unseat the Warriors as the reigning 3-point kings. Golden State (13.1) easily outdistanced the field in 3-point success last year.
Along the way, the Warriors (21) combined with the Dallas Mavericks (18) to set an NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a game (39) on March 25, 2016.
The Warriors and Rockets get their first crack at bettering that mark this season on Thursday night.
Houston has moved ahead of Golden State in the category this season by shooting more often from 3-point distance and doing it with greater accuracy.
In their first season under coach Mike D’Antoni, the Rockets have increased their 3-point attempts from 30.9 per game to 36.6, and their percentage of success from 34.7 to 37.8.
Other than embracing the up-tempo style…