ROCKETS START 2-0

Houston guts out win in Sacramento to stay undefeated

The NBA started the season two weeks earlier in order to eliminate a lot of the back-to-backs, so naturally the Rockets started the 2017-18 season with a road back-to-back... and finished it in style. Despite launching bricks from beyond the arc, the Rockets gutted out a win against a young, upstart Kings squad in Sacramento, improving to 2-0 on the season with the 105-100 victory. The Rockets were playing without Chris Paul, who tweaked his knee in the game against the Warriors on Tuesday night. Clint Capela came up big in this one, hitting 10-12 shots for 22 points and 17 rebounds. James Harden shook off a poor shooting start to come alive in the fourth, finishing with 27 points and nine assists. Eric Gordon added 25 points. The Rockets shot just 12-45 (26.7%) from three-point range, but were saved by their free-throw shooting, where they hit 27-29 (93.1%) from the stripe. Capela and Nene Hilario were a combined 5-5.

Houston Rockets News

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
Podcast: As they near a superstar trio, Rockets go up for sale By Clutch
Discussing the addition of Chris Paul, the pursuit of Carmelo Anthony and the shocking news that the Houston Rockets are up for sale.
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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
Leslie Alexander is putting the Houston Rockets up for sale By Clutch
Got a billion or two? The Houston Rockets are now up for sale.
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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
Rockets to hold rally inside Toyota Center for Chris Paul By Clutch
Fans will be treated to an event at Toyota Center Friday as the team introduces Chris Paul.
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SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
Rockets sign James Harden to richest extension ever, will pay him $228 million By Clutch
James Harden is now signed with Houston for the next six seasons.
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SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017
Nene is back! Rocket center agrees to three-year deal By Clutch
Nene Hilario will return to the Houston Rockets, signing a new three-year deal.
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SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017
Rockets add defense, sign PJ Tucker By Clutch
Rockets add a defensive weapon to their bench, signing former Longhorn PJ Tucker.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
Stephen A. Smith says Carmelo Anthony will sign with Rockets if bought out By Clutch
A pairing of James Harden and Chris Paul is sure to attract others and reports are already starting to come out on that.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
Rockets land Chris Paul in a blockbuster trade By Clutch
It's happening: Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets for three players and a first round pick.
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