Rockets end on a major clunker, get eliminated 4-1 in the first round

This seems a fitting end for a team in major need of an overhaul. The Rockets talked about winning this game, with Jason Terry even guaranteeing it, but it was a Warriors rout from the tip. Golden State exploded to a 37-20 lead after one and never looked back, eliminating the Rockets with a 114-8 win, knocking them out 4-1 in the first round. James Harden had 35 points but had virtually no help at all -- in the first quarter, he scored 18 of the team's 20 points while his teammates were 0-15 from the field. The Rockets were 6-33 from distance in the game.

Change... it's about to begin. Expect the Rockets to let J.B. Bickerstaff go soon and a summer of moves to begin. This was the end for Dwight Howard in Houston, assuming he will opt out. The Rockets sacrificed their first round pick, so they're not sitting pretty in the draft. Free agency is their big lifeboat and they need serious roster change under a new coach and system. We'll be wrapping up with some thoughts on Thursday.

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