1. Houston Rockets Must Regain Identity Before It's Too Late

    The last two games of the Houston Rockets ' series with the Los Angeles Clippers have been about as close as James Harden ’s shave. And if the Rockets don’t restore their identity, their next game will be their last...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 13,760 reads 33 comments

  2. Are Houston Rockets Suffering from Playoff Scheme or Execution Letdowns?

    During the Houston Rockets ' second-round game with the Los Angeles Clippers , TNT announcer Reggie Miller raised the point that you “can’t come up with adjustments for non-execution...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 12,064 reads 64 comments

  3. Stopping Blake Griffin Is Top Priority for Houston Rockets in Game 2

    When the Los Angeles Clippers toppled the Houston Rockets in Game 1, stealing home-court advantage in the process, vaunted superstar Chris Paul wasn't even playing...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 3,440 reads 49 comments

  4. 3 Matchups to Watch in Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets 2nd-Round Series

    The Houston Rockets finally know who their opponent is in the second round. After a series for the ages, the Los Angeles Clippers won the right to advance over the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 4,596 reads 12 comments

  5. James Harden Is Quietly Answering Big Playoff Questions for Houston Rockets

    A funny thing happened to James Harden on the way to the free-throw line. The Houston Rocket stopped getting there and started proving he can still be dangerous in the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 13,719 reads 46 comments

  6. Houston Rockets Have No Room for Error in NBA Playoffs' Second Round

    The Houston Rockets have advanced to the second round for just the first time since 2008 by solidly beating the Dallas Mavericks in five games. Now they hope to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 1997...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 10,536 reads 72 comments

  7. Lessons Learned from Houston Rockets' First-Round Series with the Mavericks

    There are two lessons the Houston Rockets can take home from their first-round series with the Dallas Mavericks . On the surface, they may seem contradictory, but both are true...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 2,253 reads 12 comments

  8. Shine Is Returning to Josh Smith's Game with Houston Rockets

    In Game 2 of the Houston Rockets ' series with the Dallas Mavericks , Josh Smith had a much-earned moment in the sun. After he set up Dwight Howard with lob after lob, he topped it off by posterizing Tyson Chandler ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 12,643 reads 40 comments

  9. Turns out Dwight Howard Can Still Star for Houston Rockets

    The reports of the demise of Dwight Howard ’s career have been greatly exaggerated, albeit in an entirely understated way...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 8,787 reads 61 comments

  10. Biggest Adjustments Houston Rockets Must Make in Game 2 vs. Dallas Mavericks

    The Houston Rockets had their way with the Dallas Mavericks for much of their Game 1, but even with that being the case, the Rockets will need to make adjustments to maintain their dominance in Game 2...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 13,983 reads 89 comments

  11. Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: 1st-Round Analysis and Predictions

    The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are set for an in-state battle to start off their playoff runs. The Rockets completed their unlikely run to the No...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 34,912 reads 239 comments

  12. 2015 NBA Free Agents: List of Top Available Players This Offseason

    With the NBA ’s regular season drawing to a close, the offseason immediately looms for 14 of the league’s 30 teams, and that means those franchises and their fans are ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 61,368 reads 135 comments

  13. Does Future of These Chicago Bulls Rest on 2014-15 NBA Playoffs Performance?

    Heading into the playoffs, two futures seem possible for the Chicago Bulls . One ends with John “Hannibal” Smith declaring, “I love it when a plan comes together...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 15,820 reads 101 comments

  14. Dwight Howard in Strange Role as Houston Rockets' Playoffs X-Factor

    Dwight Howard is back from injury (bone marrow aspirate injection), but he’s not returning to the same role he had before he went out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 44,947 reads 90 comments

  15. 10 Moments That Defined James Harden's Historic Season

    James Harden 's season started with controversy, but it may end with an MVP and a scoring championship. The Houston Rockets superstar has done nothing but back up his words, all year long...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 2,441 reads 6 comments

  16. Why Steve Kerr's Season Is the Best by Any NBA Rookie Coach Ever

    When the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks on April 4, Steve Kerr set a new NBA record for wins by a rookie head coach...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 7,086 reads 43 comments

  17. Donatas Motiejunas or Terrence Jones: Who Should Start at PF for Houston Rockets

    In short order, the Houston Rockets will be faced with the most pleasant of dilemmas: Who should start at power forward, Terrence Jones or Donatas Motiejunas ? For the bulk ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 8,852 reads 69 comments

  18. Derrick Rose's Return May Not Require Much Adjusting from Chicago Bulls

    In many ways, this might seem like this is just another year of waiting for the Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose coming back from injury...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 13,908 reads 63 comments

  19. How Will History Remember Anthony Davis' Masterpiece of a Season?

    In 15 years, when Anthony Davis announces his retirement after the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Mexico City Matadors in the NBA Finals, people will look back at his career and ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 18,988 reads 42 comments

  20. Projecting Chicago Bulls' Best and Worst Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups

    The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for the postseason. Who are they likely to play? Who do they want to play? And what seed do they want land? They currently reside in third, after trouncing the Toronto Raptors by 13 points on March 25...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 20,876 reads 86 comments

  21. Mirotic Making NBA Rookie of the Year Race About More Than Just Wiggins

    As we headed into the All-Star break, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves was going to win the Rookie of the Year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 23,824 reads 113 comments

  22. One Issue Potential NBA Playoff Teams Need to Battle

    The greatest reset button in the NBA is the beginning of the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when the postseason starts, regardless of who it's playing...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 46,434 reads 203 comments

  23. Dwight Howard's Absence Making James Harden's MVP Case Even Stronger

    James Harden should be this year’s MVP. Stephen Curry has done more with more. Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have done less with less. And LeBron James has done less with more...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 7,013 reads 92 comments

  24. Projecting Houston Rockets' Best and Worst Western Conference Playoff Matchups

    With the playoffs just a month away, it’s time to start pondering what the potential matchups are. With the crazy, packed Western Conference, who knows how the final seedings will pan out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 6,151 reads 44 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Starting Lineups in the NBA

    Who has the best starting five in the NBA ? And how do you determine that? It’s not as easy as just looking at records. Benches and injuries play into things as well. Even trades can factor in...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 11,696 reads 36 comments