1. Will 1st-Round Dominance Translate for Houston Rockets?

    Rockets fans can almost rejoice. The Houston Rockets are tantalizingly close to a first-round victory over the rival Dallas Mavericks , sitting pretty with a 3-0 series lead...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 10 hours ago 5,922 reads 44 comments

  2. Top 10 Plays and Moments from Houston Rockets' 2014-15 Regular Season

    Before we watch the Houston Rockets dive into the NBA playoffs , let's first take a moment to recognize the terrific season that was...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 8 days ago 3,859 reads 20 comments

  3. How Houston Rockets Can Avoid Another 1st-Round Exit in NBA Playoffs

    Seventeen years. Only one time since 1997 have the Houston Rockets advanced past the first round of the NBA playoffs. To refresh your memory, that team included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 14 days ago 15,774 reads 116 comments

  4. Assembling Houston Rockets' Ideal Playoff Rotation

    It's almost that time: The NBA playoffs are quickly approaching, and the Houston Rockets are prepping to make a deep run for the first time in six years since the Yao Ming era...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 21 days ago 10,390 reads 46 comments

  5. Corey Brewer Has Been Perfect Fit for Houston Rockets and Vice Versa

    Since the trade on December 19, Corey Brewer and the Houston Rockets have been a match made in heaven. Kevin McHale drafted the 6'9" forward back in his executive days with the Minnesota Timberwolves , so the Rockets knew what they were getting..

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 29 days ago 6,495 reads 46 comments

  6. Power Ranking Houston Rockets Players Heading into Final Month of Season

    It's time for the final edition of the regular-season Houston Rockets player power rankings. After the trade deadline and some injuries, the roster is a little shaken up since the last edition ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 3,880 reads 21 comments

  7. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Houston Should Already Be Considering

    With the NCAA tournament coming up, we might as well be on the lookout for some NBA draft prospects for the Houston Rockets ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 5,633 reads 39 comments

  8. Grading Early Returns from Houston Rockets' Trade Deadline Acquisitions

    Just when you thought the streak might be over, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made his eighth straight move at the trade deadline...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 9,605 reads 17 comments

  9. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final 6 Weeks

    These last few weeks will look different than the beginning of the season for the Houston Rockets but hopefully with a similar result. The roster has some new faces, but Houston is hoping to recapture the magic that led to a 6-0 start...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 7,930 reads 24 comments

  10. Checklist for Houston Rockets During Season's Home Stretch

    Well here we go. With the All-Star break and trade deadline in the rearview mirror, it's time to buckle up and prepare for the big finish...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 2 months ago 1,624 reads 4 comments

  11. Grading Terrence Jones' Return to the Houston Rockets Lineup

    The Houston Rockets ' season hasn't gone quite the way that many expected. Houston has held its own as a formidable contender out West, but the surprising part has been the Rockets' ability to weather the storm during injuries...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 2 months ago 7,217 reads 15 comments

  12. Finding the Right Mix at Power Forward Critical for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have an important stretch of the season underway. They will be without former three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard for the next four weeks or so due to a knee injury, yet the NBA schedule continues...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 5,099 reads 40 comments

  13. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February

    Over halfway through the season, the wild West is shaping up to be a great finish. The Houston Rockets are in the thick of it, changing spots in the standings seemingly every night...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 2,736 reads 7 comments

  14. Early Reviews of Houston Rockets' Josh Smith Experiment Are Lukewarm

    The Houston Rockets had a unique opportunity around Christmas time this season. The team acquired Josh Smith from free agency, for a relatively cheap price, to add to their shaky depth midseason...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 11,843 reads 50 comments

  15. Do Houston Rockets Need One More Big Trade?

    The Houston Rockets are in the midst of one of the greatest midseason arms races the Western Conference has ever seen. Contenders out West are stockpiling talent in order to make a run in the postseason, and the Rockets are no exception...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 14,816 reads 68 comments

  16. Houston Rockets Power Rankings: Rating Every Player Near Season's Halfway Point

    With the halfway point approaching, the Houston Rockets are in the thick of a brutal Western Conference. Led by James Harden , the Rockets have hung tough with the best teams in the NBA and remain near the top of the standings...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 9,205 reads 53 comments

  17. How Houston Rockets Can Win the Western Conference

    This may be the best the Western Conference has ever been, yet the Houston Rockets are right in the thick of it. The new-look Rockets and their transformed defense are in the top tier of the brutal West...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 5,270 reads 42 comments

  18. 5 Unsung Reasons the Houston Rockets Just Keep Winning

    With all of the injuries, trades and other nonsense throughout the season, those dang Rockets just keep on winning. With James Harden leading the way, Houston finds itself in the top tier of the league at the one-third mark of the season...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 12,747 reads 46 comments

  19. Should Houston Rockets Search out a Blockbuster Move by NBA Trade Deadline?

    Every Houston Rockets fan knows that general manager Daryl Morey likes to make moves. "Dork Elvis" has pulled the trigger on a deadline deal at the last seven deadlines, and there's a good chance in a couple months he makes it eight...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 16,145 reads 116 comments

  20. Houston Rockets: 10 Best Highlights of the 2014-15 Season so Far

    It's been a great start to the 2014-15 season for the Houston Rockets . Despite a ton of injuries, the pesky Rockets have been able to stick around the top of the West, and a lot of highlight plays have helped them get there...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 1,810 reads 2 comments

  21. Houston Rockets Power Rankings: Evaluating Full Roster After First 6 Weeks

    The first six weeks for Houston have been quite eventful. The Rockets came out firing, jumping out to a 6-0 start...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 6,954 reads 53 comments

  22. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

    Despite some key injuries throughout the first month of the season, the Houston Rockets have weathered the storm quite well...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 2,971 reads 2 comments

  23. Progress Reports for Houston Rockets' Newcomers

    After an eventful summer of NBA transactions, the Rockets have quite a few newcomers in their rotation this season...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 709 reads 0 comments

  24. Pleasant Surprises from Houston Rockets' Early-Season Games

    There have been several surprises to start this 2014-15 season but perhaps none as pleasant as the red-hot Houston Rockets ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 4,507 reads 16 comments

  25. Early Takeaways from Trevor Ariza's Performance with Houston Rockets

    No one has gotten off to a hotter start than Trevor Ariza and the Houston Rockets . In his return to Houston, Ariza is now in the right place at the right time...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 6 months ago 5,285 reads 14 comments