Category Archives: basketball

rockets playoff watch: march 21st

As the Rockets try to sneak back into the playoffs, I’ve decided to do a bit of a daily watch at the position of the teams competing with us for that last spot and how the match-ups of the day will affect it. Since this is the first post of this nature, let me put [...]

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game recap hiatus

With impending travel and the Rockets team looking worse than ever, I’m going to take a break from watching, analyzing and writing about each game and instead just concentrate on the watching (and hopefully devoting the freed up energy to prevent myself from breaking things around the apartment). Today’s loss to the Thunder was tough [...]

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rockets review: game 10 vs. bulls

Today’s recap is going to be a bit different. It’s going to be a combination of a recap and a soapbox-speech of the state of refereeing in the NBA. The Rockets ended up going down by 3 to the Bulls after a stellar performance from Derrick Rose. The match see-sawed the whole way, with each [...]

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rockets review: game 9 vs. knicks

The Rockets have their first official winning streak of the season, after knocking off a New York Knicks team that looked good in patches 104-96. This is the Rockets third win in the last four games and a nice way to end an East Coast road trip where they went 2-1. Rick Adelman and the [...]

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rockets review: game 8 vs. pacers

They hustled. They flowed. They played amazing offense interspersed with very questionable possessions. Their defense ranged from marshmallow soft to extremely physical. The Houston Rockets played the whole range of styles through this tight game against the Indiana Pacers and managed to come up on top thank to some unexpectedly good defense in the fourth [...]

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rockets review: game 7 vs. wizards

We suck. Not only are we making the same mistakes game after game, but we’ve now also been gobsmacked with injuries, with Yao Ming joining Aaron Brooks on the list of injuries, after tweaking a tendon in his left foot in the first quarter of the game. Kyle Lowry returned from injury today, but his [...]

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rockets review: game 6 vs. timberwolves

It is with great pleasure that I write this game recap–the first, of hopefully many, of the season following a Rockets win. As I mentioned in yesterday’s recap of the Spurs game, I wasn’t yet worried, but would be very worried if we dropped a game to the Wolves, who lost their last 4 games [...]

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rockets review: game 5 vs. spurs

In a thrilling game that went into overtime, the Rockets once again came out on the wrong side of the victory in an intense divisional match-up in San Antonio. Unfortunately, this loss doesn’t hurt any less even if I was expecting it. We were very close to finally getting off the zero-win mark. Instead, we [...]

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rockets review: game 4 vs. hornets

Okay, this is getting very frustrating. Today’s game was very winnable. In fact, we should have won this game. Once again, we made small incremental in defense but they just weren’t big enough. Turnovers were better at 12 but there were still a lot of unnecessary giveaways from the Rockets that led to CP3-led fast-breaks. [...]

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rockets review: game 3 vs. nuggets

Another game, another loss and the Rockets are off to an extremely bad 0-3 start in the season. To make matters worse, this was our home opener and the Nuggets team was very beatable. Our defense finally stepped up to the challenge, holding the Nuggets to just 38% from the field but our poor three-point [...]

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