Clint Capela 22 Points Full Highlights (10/18/2017)

One thing I noticed in the Rockets opener was that Chris Paul wasn’t getting Clint Capela involved. I think he passed it to him, like, two times? It’s not like Paul doesn’t have experience getting offensively-compromised centers the ball in places where they can do something with it (you know who I’m thinking of: Cole…

Read More

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 14 Points Rockets Debut Full Highlights (10/17/2017)

If the Rockets don’t play defense and don’t intend to play defense, why do they have a small forward rotation that consists entirely of defensively-oriented players? There’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, there’s P.J. Tucker, and there’s Trevor Ariza. That sort of redundancy is comparable to the redundancy of having two high-caliber ball-handlers in James…

Read More

Eric Gordon 24 Points/2 Dunks Full Highlights (10/17/2017)

Does it even really feel like Eric Gordon won Sixth Man of the Year to you? One of the commentators mentioned it during the broadcast and I was like “huh, oh yeah, I guess he did win that one”. At the same time, if you had told me it was Nick Young who won it…

Read More

P.J. Tucker 20 Points Rockets Debut Full Highlights (10/17/2017)

Yet more evidence that Mike D’Antoni is a singularly offense-minded savant. We didn’t really need more evidence of that fact, but here it is anyway, ready to be added to the now towering pile: known non-scorer P.J. Tucker scored 20 points in his first game in D’Antoni’s system. Here’s a stat for you, because I…

Read More

Trevor Ariza 20 Points Full Highlights (5/11/2017)

Well, Trevor Ariza showed up I guess? He was the only Rocket who played acceptably from a box-score perspective as the Rockets got blown out by almost forty in an elimination game. If you take his 6-of-12 shooting out, the Rockets don’t even shoot 25% from the field for the game (16 of 65), are…

Read More

Patrick Beverley 20 Points Full Highlights (5/9/2017)

Patrick Beverley: does he play too much defense? Yes. If he didn’t play as much defense as he does, then the chances would be higher that this Rockets-Spurs series would just be a nonstop scoring exhibition. The Spurs have a potent offense when they’re allowed to run it the way they want, but with Beverley…

Read More

Eric Gordon 22 Points/6 Threes Full Highlights (5/7/2017)

This is what happens when Eric Gordon makes a ton of threes like he’s supposed to. The Rockets’ opponent gets blown out. Eric Gordon three-pointers = blowout win for the Rockets. It’s that simple. Out of the fourteen games this season where Gordon made five or more threes, only one of them was a loss….

Read More

Bobby Brown 11 Points Full Highlights (5/7/2017)

Eleven points in five minutes? You know what I’m thinking because you’re thinking it too. Tracy McGrady. And Kobe. Combined. The only thing that would make this cooler (besides spiked death pits and a basketball made out of lava) is if Bobby Brown’s eleven points were part of some kind of heroic comeback by the…

Read More

Trevor Ariza 23 Points Full Highlights (5/1/2017)

The Rockets would have had a much easier time in their first round series against the Thunder if Trevor Ariza had been able to hit his three-pointers. He wasn’t the worst offender; Ryan Anderson made three of them the whole series just like Ariza did, but needed eight more attempts to get there. So there…

Read More