DEVASTATING LOSS

Rockets bring the defense, can't hit their shots in Game 7 loss

This one will sting for a long time. Despite being without one of their most important players in Chris Paul, the Rockets brought the defensive intensity for a half in both Games 6 and 7 but they couldn't close it out. The Rockets missed 27 straight three-point attempts in Monday night's Game 7 as the Warriors outscored the Rockets by 20 in the second half to pull out a 101-92 win, ending Houston's season (Podcast: MK, Clutch discuss the game). There were some absolutely awful calls in this one that hurt the Rockets, but nothing stung more than those missed shots as Trevor Ariza was 0-9 from deep, James Harden missed his final 11 attempts from long range and even Eric Gordon finished 2-12. The Rockets are in for an important offseason and are potentially on the hook for a massive luxury tax bill, which makes the unloading of Ryan Anderson an important step.

Houston Rockets News

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
Chris Bosh thinks LeBron James will go to Houston By Clutch
LeBron's former teammate thinks Daryl Morey can find a way to get the Cavs star in Houston next year
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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018
Houston Rockets Salary Cap Update: 2018 Offseason Pre-Draft Edition By David Weiner
The complete breakdown of the Houston Rockets' cap situation this summer -- from how to acquire LeBron to the luxury tax bill that awaits.
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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
Ryan Anderson could cost the Rockets over $100 million next season By Clutch
The Rockets will need to unload an unmovable contract to avoid a major luxury tax bill
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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
A devastating Game 7 loss and what's next for the Rockets By Clutch
Picking up the pieces of a lost opportunity as Rockets fall 101-92 in Game 7
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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018
Remember when the Warriors swept the Rockets? By Clutch
Media narratives and hot takes sure can change in a hurry
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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
Defense shines again as Rockets take Game 5, go up 3-2 on Warriors By Clutch
Discussing the gutsy Game 5 win that came with a price -- can the Rockets now survive Chris Paul's injury?
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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018
Podcast: On the Game 4 classic and the Lebron-centric offseason By Clutch
Discussing Houston's huge Game 4 win at Oracle and an early look at the tough questions Daryl Morey and the Rockets have to answer this offseason.
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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018
Podcast: Defense picks up, Rockets even series with blowout win By Clutch
On Houston's Game 2 blowout win of Golden State -- the defensive adjustments, the big games from Tucker and Gordon and the Luc Mbah a Moute mystery
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