NBA Basketball

Houston Rockets (43-25)


Tue. 8/4 Thu. 8/6 Sun. 8/9 Tue. 8/11 Wed. 8/12
@ Por 
L 102-110
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vs. LAL 
W 113-97
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@ Sac 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00
@ SA 
11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST12:00 PM CST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE20:0014:00 ET1:00 PM CT17:00
vs. Ind 
1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST2:00 PM CST3:00 PM EST0:00 UAE (+1)22:0016:00 ET3:00 PM CT19:00

Rockets relying on small-ball heading into tilt with Kings

The Houston Rockets were once more bullied on the backboards Thursday, yet again it mattered little in terms of the final score.

The Rockets (43-25) improved to 3-1 since the restart with their 113-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, winning despite a minus-14 rebounding margin.

By fully leaning into a small-ball lineup, the Rockets knowingly sacrificed rebounding in favor of opening the floor offensively for the penetration talents of guard Russell Westbrook and their gaggle of shooters.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden34.3
Rebounds: Russell Westbrook8.0
Assists: James Harden7.5
FG%: Russell Westbrook47.2%
Steals: James Harden1.82
Blocks: Robert Covington1.33
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (22)
Rebounds: 47.7 (30)
Assists: 25.1 (23)
FG%: 46.1% (15)
FT%: 75.7% (3)
3P%: 34.7% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 118.4 (2)
Rebounds: 44.5 (15)
Assists: 21.7 (28)
FG%: 45.2% (22)
FT%: 78.7% (12)
3P%: 34.9% (21)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Houston 43 25 .632 11.5
x-Dallas 41 30 .577 15.0
Memphis 33 37 .471 22.5
San Antonio 30 38 .441 24.5
New Orleans 30 39 .435 25.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/16/2020 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/5/2020 Russell Westbrook Right quad contusion
7/28/2020 Eric Gordon Left ankle sprain
7/1/2020 Thabo Sefolosha Opted out of season
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