Houston Rockets

Player grades from Rockets’ dominant win over the Sacramento Kings

The Houston Rockets erased an early deficit on a career night from Austin Rivers to utterly humiliate the Sacramento Kings to improve to 4-1 in the bubble. The Houston Rockets moved to 4-1 in the NBA restart after trouncing the Sacramento Kings 129-112 Sunday night. The Rockets, again without Russell...

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17 minutes ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

Austin Rivers carries injury-riddled Rockets to victory over Kings

With the Houston Rockets hampered by injuries, Austin Rivers carried the team to a victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Houston Rockets entered their Sunday matchup against the Sacramento Kings with a 43-25 record, which was much better than the Kings’ 29-40 record. The Rockets were playing without...

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2 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

(Video Breakdown) Understanding how the Rockets upset the Bucks

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports A closer look at last week’s big win. The NBA season is finally back in full swing. As we near the end of the eight placement games, today we’re taking a step back and looking at the Houston Rockets’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks from last Sunday. Houston wasn’t on their...

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6 hours ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks

Houston plays San Antonio after Rivers' 41-point game

Houston takes on the San Antonio Spurs after Austin Rivers scored 41 points in the Rockets' 129-112 win against the Kings

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9 hours ago, FOX Sports, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs

Harden My Take talks Austin Rivers’ career night

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Start your week off with the Harden My Take podcast! Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy and Michael break down Austin Rivers’ career night and what’s in store for the Rockets as they gear up for their final pre-playoff bubble games. Harden My Take is on iTunes:...

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10 hours ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Rockets' Rivers scores career-best 41 in win

The Rockets Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points in a 129-112 win over the Kings on Sunday. "I believe I'm a premier scorer," he said.

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11 hours ago, ESPN, Houston Rockets

Austin Rivers does something no Houston Rocket has done since 1991

Austin Rivers was unstoppable for the Houston Rockets on Sunday, scoring 41 points and making some history in the process. It’s safe to say the motivational talk James Harden gave to Austin Rivers during Sunday’s game did the trick. The eight-year man had the game of his life against the...

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12 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

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13 hours ago, FOX Sports, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

Rivers Rises Up, Sweeps Away Sacramento

Yes, that’s an Austin Rivers two hand yam. | Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Rockets defeat Kings 129-112 The scoreline looks predictable at 129-112, in favor of Houston. The Rockets, now 4-1 in the restart bubble, easily defeating the Sacramento Kings, now 1-5 in the seeding round. ...

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18 hours ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

The Houston Rockets are wreaking havoc on overconfident centers

The Houston Rockets are being underestimated due to their size, and it’s messing with the heads of the NBA’s best big men. Since I’ve known it, basketball has always been a tall man’s game. It makes perfect sense — the hoop is 10 feet above the ground and the closer you...

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20 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Kings add insult to injury with loss to Houston

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images The Kings will play two more games before they head back home to Sacramento. The Houston Rockets are a better basketball better team than the Sacramento Kings — that much we know. But after the Kings were eliminated from playoff contention in the middle of...

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20 hours ago, Sactown Royalty, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

Rockets vs Kings Gamthread

We’re just gonna guard him with our whole team. Because he’s not good. | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Rockets Are “Away” Today So today the Rockets are “away” at Sacramento, which means the Kings will get to control the arena noises, video boards, virtual fans and superimpose their logo...

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21 hours ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets: Analyzing favorable and unfavorable playoff matchups

Although the Houston Rockets have opened a lot of eyes in the NBA Bubble, there are still some matchups that are more advantageous than others. Before the NBA restart officially tipped off, the term “defense” and Houston Rockets did not quite go hand-in-hand. After astonishing performances...

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22 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Power rankings: The 8 best Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubble

With a record of 3-1 halfway through the NBA’s restart, these have been the eight best Houston Rockets in the Orlando bubble. The 113-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers marked the halfway point of regular-season action in the bubble for the Houston Rockets. With wins over the best team in the...

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

Houston Rockets aim to continue winning ways against the Kings

The Houston Rockets look to contain the Kings’ hot-shooting backcourt and shred their lowly defense in an old-fashioned trap game. Off the heels of their convincing 113-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night, the Houston Rockets are set for battle Sunday evening against the Sacramento...

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

Kings vs. Rockets Preview: One last stand for Sacramento

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images The Kings will need something resembling a miracle to remain in playoff contention. Sacramento’s win over Houston earlier this season was one of the highlights of the 2019-20 campaign — maybe the second most exciting moment after De’Aaron Fox’s spectacular...

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1 day ago, Sactown Royalty, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

Why DeMarre Carroll deserves praise for handling of Rockets situation

No matter the stakes, Houston Rockets forward DeMarre Carroll has proven to be able to handle trying circumstances, with the latest involving the Rockets. It’s been a whirlwind for DeMarre Carroll, as he played for three NBA teams in the span of one calendar year, from April 2019 through April...

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings: How to watch, time, injury report

The Houston Rockets look to continue their winning ways against the Sacramento Kings, who are hanging onto their playoff chances by a thread. Although the Sacramento Kings have lost four of their five games in Orlando, they will still have something to play for when they face the Houston Rockets on Sunday....

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings seeding game preview

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets grabbed the fourth spot in the Western Conference on Thursday and look to strengthen their hold on that spot tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Houston currently sits ahead of both the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder for the fourth spot....

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1 day ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings

3 Bad habits that have followed the Houston Rockets into the bubble

The Houston Rockets are experiencing some of the same issues in the Orlando bubble that they were before the NBA’s shutdown. For the most part, the Houston Rockets have looked pretty good so far in the bubble, as they are 3-1 through the first four games. There are plenty of reasons to be encouraged...

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