OFFENSIVE OFFENSE

Wheels come off as Rockets suffer embarrassing home loss to Blazers

The Blazers have been hot lately, winning 9 of their last 12 games and sitting just outside of the playoff picture, so this was a big game for the Rockets. They didn't play like it was. Portland humiliated the Rockets 96-79 at Toyota Center, dropping Houston to 27-26 on the season. The Rockets used a late run in the fourth to make it a closer game but they trailed by as many as 32 in this one. The offense was as ugly as it has ever been. Up until there were two minutes left in the first half, only three Rockets had scored at all (James Harden, Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza) and it wasn't until early fourth quarter that a fifth Rockets player had even entered the scoring column. The Rockets missed 21 of their first 24 three-point attempts, finishing 7-36 on the night. Harden finished with 33 points on 7-18 shooting, but turned it over 10 times. In fact, the Rockets coughed it up 23 time, leading to 30 Blazer points.

  • Fan Reaction | Box Score | Game Videos
  • Houston Rockets News

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    Josh Smith ecstatic to be back in Houston with the Rockets By Clutch
    After arriving at Toyota Center on Friday, Josh Smith says he's thrilled to be back.
    Read Post | 46
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    Josh Smith traded back to Houston By Clutch
    J-Smoove is back with the Houston Rockets after a trade with the Clippers.
    Read Post | 672
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2015
    J.B. Bickerstaff calls out Rockets players for misplaced priorities By Clutch
    Rockets head coach says his team has been "disrespecting the game"
    Read Post | 333
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    Houston shouldn't turn its back on Dwight Howard By Clutch
    What the media says Dwight Howard is about? That's not what Dwight Howard is about.
    Read Post | 161
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
    Dwight Howard blasts report he's unhappy in Houston, calls it "lies and rumors" By Clutch
    Rocket center says his focus is to get back to winning in Houston.
    Read Post | 75
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    Donatas Motiejunas cleared to return to Rockets practice By Clutch
    Now for some good news: Donatas Motiejunas is one step closer to his Houston Rockets return.
    Read Post | 373
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    What in the world is wrong with the Houston Rockets? By Clutch
    On the McHale firing, the Harden enigma, the Lawson struggle, the fate of Moreyball and how the Rockets can right the ship this season
    Read Post | 329
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
    Rockets fire coach Kevin McHale By Clutch
    Rockets let their coach go after their horrific play in Houston's 4-7 start.
    Read Post | 655

    RSS Feed | More Rockets News