HoopsHype Houston Rockets Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 21, 2014 | 11:26 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Jaryd Wilson

Rockets GM on Kyle Korver. RT @Daryl Morey: @Zach Lowe when you are against Atlanta he seemingly never misses

Mike Prada

Enjoyed Dominique Wilkins calling the Rockets’ forward “Nikolaou” as if his name was “Papa Nikolaou."

Kris Willis

Love getting chastised by a Hornets writer about the Rockets transition defensive game plan

Kris Willis

Korver, defensive effort lift Hawks over Rockets sbnation.com/e/7194020

Howard Chen

Ariza on the #Rockets' lack of def intensity to start the game: "That came back to bite us in the butt." cbsloc.al/1JBFoVI #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

I am definitely interested to see how Brewer and Shved fit in with Rockets. I will check in on them after practice tomorrow.

Jenny Dial Creech

Newest acquisitions Shved & Brewer join Rockets with optimism aplenty blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets coach Kevin McHale on the Rockets’ loss to Atlanta: “We had our chances."

Howard Chen

Good news for #Rockets fans: About that hamstring, Harden said after the game he's feeling fine. cbsloc.al/1ziX0lP #RedNation

Al Horford

Great road win vs the Rockets. We stayed with it and where able to pull the game out. Go Hawks!!! #HawksRising

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets host Portland on Monday night. That will be a very big test. And a tough welcome for the new Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said the Rockets are having a tough stretch but need to stay together and keep battling.

Chris Vivlamore

From Hawks PR, combined record of Bulls, Cavs and Rockets entering games with Hawks was 48-23. Add a loss to each. #ATLHawks

Chris Vivlamore

Five observations from Hawks' 104-97 win over Rockets, their 12th victory in past 13 games. atlantahawks.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/20/fiv… #ATLHawks

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale says Rockets defense was really poor in first half.

Lang Whitaker

THE HAWKS AND THE ROCKETS ARE NOW BOTH 19-7

Jenny Dial Creech

Fourth quarter fouls- Rockets 14, Hawks 5

Jenny Dial Creech

Big Atlanta lead in the first half came back to haunt Rockets tonight.

Kris Willis

Think about 19-7 with 3 straight wins over the Bulls, Cavs and Rockets and then consider two of those came without Jeff Teague

Jaryd Wilson

BALL. GAME! Kyle scores 22 to keep the good times rolling in a 104-97 win over the Rockets! http://t.co/Xb4ncNqf7V

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Chris Vivlamore

Final: Hawks 104, Rockets 97. Hawks have won 12 of past 13 games. #ATLHawks

Jason Walker

Hey, @espn, too soon to ask what’s wrong with the Rockets? #ATLHawks

David Hardisty

FINAL: Hawks 104, Rockets 97. Offense still struggling, but defense followed tonight. Tony Brothers led Atlanta with 21 pts, 14 assists.

Chris Vivlamore

Hawks 97, Rockets 90 with 50.2 seconds left. Dwight Howard going to line. #ATLHawks

Lang Whitaker

Man...Hawks/Rockets tied at 90 with 2:11 left #LeaguePassAlert

Kris Willis

Jesus the Rockets cry after every whistle

Jenny Dial Creech

This game is being called tight right now. Rockets going to have to be extra careful.

Jenny Dial Creech

Thanks to Rockets PR for that last Jason Terry note.

Jenny Dial Creech

6:00 to play - knotted up in Houston. #Rockets 85, #Hawks 85

Kris Willis

Note to the Rockets, James Harden can't guard anyone in the post

David Hardisty

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.

Chris Vivlamore

Hawks 74, Rockets 74 after three quarters. #ATLHawks

Howard Chen

Welcome back, Jason Terry. #Rockets back within 1 after two 3's by the JET. #RedNation

David Hardisty

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

The Jet with two 3s in a row- Rockets within one point and the Toyota Center has come to life.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets rallied from down 12, 14, 16 to beat Sac, Denver (twice.) Rallied a bit tonight but schedule and comebacks have gotten much tougher.

Kris Willis

Can't get a shot off RT @dyslexicsports: .@peachtreehoops can't buy a basket #Rockets

Howard Chen

Nine straight #Rockets points to start the half. And all of a sudden, it's a 3-point game. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Make that a 9-0 Rockets run. Only down 3 points now.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets start the half on a 5-0 run, prompting a Hawks timeout.

Kris Willis

Harden in the starting lineup for the Rockets to start 2nd half

Kris Willis

Hawks hold the Rockets to just 29 percent shooting in the first half

David Hardisty

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).

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has four points- all free throws. Ariza and Beverley have nine points each for the Rockets.

Howard Chen

It's halftime. James Harden doesn't have a field goal yet. Rockets trail 52-40. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Halftime: Hawks lead Rockets 52-40.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.