I am definitely interested to see how Brewer and Shved fit in with Rockets. I will check in on them after practice tomorrow.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale on the Rockets’ loss to Atlanta: “We had our chances."
Rockets host Portland on Monday night. That will be a very big test. And a tough welcome for the new Rockets.
Dwight Howard said the Rockets are having a tough stretch but need to stay together and keep battling.
McHale says Rockets defense was really poor in first half.
THE HAWKS AND THE ROCKETS ARE NOW BOTH 19-7
Fourth quarter fouls- Rockets 14, Hawks 5
Big Atlanta lead in the first half came back to haunt Rockets tonight.
Think about 19-7 with 3 straight wins over the Bulls, Cavs and Rockets and then consider two of those came without Jeff Teague
BALL. GAME! Kyle scores 22 to keep the good times rolling in a 104-97 win over the Rockets! http://t.co/Xb4ncNqf7V
Yeah, Rockets got a few bad calls, especially the non-push on Dwight. But Hawks shot 51.4 %. Rockets don't win when Rockets don't defend.
Hawks beat Rockets 104-97.
FINAL: Hawks 104, Rockets 97. Offense still struggling, but defense followed tonight. Tony Brothers led Atlanta with 21 pts, 14 assists.
Jesus the Rockets cry after every whistle
This game is being called tight right now. Rockets going to have to be extra careful.
Thanks to Rockets PR for that last Jason Terry note.
Note to the Rockets, James Harden can't guard anyone in the post
Terry misses a three at the buzzer, but a strong run by Rockets has it tied at 74 heading to the 4th. Harden has a season-high 11 assists.
Rockets making their second push of the third quarter as back-to-back triples by Jason Terry has Houston within one, 70-69, 1:12 3Q.
The Jet with two 3s in a row- Rockets within one point and the Toyota Center has come to life.
Rockets rallied from down 12, 14, 16 to beat Sac, Denver (twice.) Rallied a bit tonight but schedule and comebacks have gotten much tougher.
Make that a 9-0 Rockets run. Only down 3 points now.
Rockets start the half on a 5-0 run, prompting a Hawks timeout.
Harden in the starting lineup for the Rockets to start 2nd half
Hawks hold the Rockets to just 29 percent shooting in the first half
HALF: Hawks 52, Rockets 40. Ugly game for Houston. Harden is 0-7 from the field. Hawks scoring on several layups (26 pts in paint).
Harden has four points- all free throws. Ariza and Beverley have nine points each for the Rockets.
Halftime: Hawks lead Rockets 52-40.
Rockets have cut this lead to 8 thanks to a pair of Ariza 3-pointers. Timeout with 2:00 to play in the first half.
Rockets down 13 with about 3 minutes to play in half. A little run would go a long way right now.
I think this is the first time I've heard fans boo the Rockets this season. Houston down 47-31 and Hawks just scoring when they want.