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Superb Win against the New Orleans

Superb Win against the New Orleans

Even in difficulty, the Rockets are still doing well and thus ensuing a 10th consecutive victory. The Pelicans were almost successful, leaving the Rockets in the 3rd quarter with flattering statistics: 57.6% success, 54.5% at 3 points, 41 rebounds at 36. E’Twaun Moore puts 36 points , 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Jrue Holiday 37 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Clint Capela is not left with a career record (28 points at 13/14, 8 rebounds and 5 against). Chris Paul adds his 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

The game started on a very fast pace with attack Pelicans, who take 11 points lead 38-27. Eric Gordon (27 points, 2 rebounds, 1 pass) goes 8 points to pick up at 41-35 at the end of the first quarter. The two teams stand in a handful of points in the second and the intensity does not fall. Houston pocketed the 43-35 quarter and led by 2 points at the 78-76 break.

New Orleans took 13 points in the third quarter 101-88, the time for Chris Paul to score 8 points including 2 times 3 points in a row that limit the breakage. The Pelicans are in front 103-96 thanks to this period carried away 27-18. Clint Capela equalizes 112-112 in the last quarter, Rondo to 3 points gives 2 points ahead to visitors 119-117, then James Harden takes things in hand in the last 3 minutes, with 12 points in a row! The Rockets fate on a 34-20 and a final victory 130-123!

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Victory against the Utah Jazz

Victory against the Utah Jazz

The Rockets did not shiver at the 8th West Conference, dominating all the compartments of the game: 46.9% success against 44.2%, 42.9% to 3 points against 36.7%, 46 rebounds 32. James Harden has 29 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, Ryan Anderson 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, Chris Paul 18 points, 9 rebounds, 13 assists, Luc Mbah has 8 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists. 22’45.

The first quarter is to the advantage of the Rockets, who lead quickly 15-10. The Jazz even 15-15 but Houston goes on a 10-5 which offers him the period 25-20. Utah clings in the second quarter (36-36), and both teams are tied 26-26. Which does not stop Houston from leading to the break of 5 points 51-46.

At the return of the locker room, the match totally switches to the advantage of Luc and his team. They achieve a 23-7 in 5 minutes and take a 21-point lead 74-53. The Utah Jazz are knockout after a 37-20 in the 3rd quarter, and will not be able to recover. The Rockets lead 88-66 to the start of the last, which they control easily by letting some points slip to the premises (35-24).

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The Rockets win against the Lakers 118-95

The Rockets win against the Lakers 118-95

Houston once again dominated its subject, winning on the floor of the Lakers with 50% success against 38.1%. James Harden scores 36 points for 4 rebounds and 9 assists, Chris Paul adds 21 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists.

After a first quarter-time observation 27-27, the Rockets accelerated in the second 34-19. Luc Mbah a Moute scored 3 points, followed by James Harden (52-40) and the Rockets led at 61-46.

The Lakers return to 3 points 70-67 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter on a nice series 21-9. The Rockets respond by a 9-0, and keep their opponents at bay until the end of the period. The Lakers take this quarter 27-24 but concede 12 points behind 85-73 at the start of the last. Chris Paul starts the period on 2 times 3 points that offer 18 points lead to the Rockets, which run until the buzzer 33-22.

With this 13th win in 14 games, Houston is first in the West ahead of the Warriors and Spurs.

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Rockets beat the Placers once again 118-97

Rockets beat the Placers once again 118-97

After a balanced first half, the Rockets took the lead over the Pacers in the second half of the match. Best in rebounds (49-36) and in assists (26-18) Houston also shot just 3 points (18/40 vs. 7/28 for Indiana). James Harden scores 29 points for 8 rebounds and 10 assists, Clint Capela adds 22 points, 13 rebounds, 1 pass, Ryan Anderson 19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists.

Rockets less skilled than usual in the first quarter, are surprised by the Pacers who win 27-22. Not to worry Texans who take the advantage in the middle of the second quarter 42-39 and have 5 points lead at break 54-49 after a 32-22.

Still at 5 points in the 3rd quarter 69-64 thanks to the 3 points of Bogdanovic, Pacers cling but will crack on a 13-5 Rockets at the end of the period. 35-22 for Houston in the 3rd quarter leading 18 points 89-71 at the start of the last quarter, controlled 29-26 for a final victory 118-97!

The Rockets finish the month of November with 12 wins for a single loss, and are on a run of 6 wins.

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City of Houston Honors Mbah a Moute

City of Houston Honors Mbah a Moute

City proclaims November 28, 2017 as Luc’s Day in Houston.

Today, the Mayor and City Council honored the Rockets’ Forward for his contributions to the City by proclaiming November 28, 2017, Luc Mbah a Moute Day in Houston.

The full proclamation reads:

« WHEREAS, an influential NBA basketball player for the Houston Rockets, Luc Mbah A. Moute is a community servant and leader. He serves as a motivational speaker, sharing his inspirational story to help people overcome life challenges and follow their dreams; and,

WHEREAS, a few years ago, Luc Mbah A. Moute launched the Luc Mbah A. Moute Foundation, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children around the world to believe in themselves, and the many possibilities for their future despite life’s trials and tribulations. His organization also helps the youth by contributing to improving issues such as education, health and nutrition; and,

WHEREAS, partnering with established and key organizations, the Luc Mbah A Moute Foundation continues to impact communities and individuals that need assistance, helping thousands obtain medical treatment and school supplies, as well as assisting with various programs; and,

WHEREAS, on November 28, 2017, Luc Mbah A. Moute for his countless contributions through the Luc Mbah A Moute Foundation, especially during Hurricane Harvey, The City of Houston commends and appreciates Luc Mbah A. Moute for his service, impacting the lives of youth as a true role model and improving communities through his giving heart.

THEREFORE, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim November 28, 2017, as Luc Mbah A. Moute Day in Houston, Texas. »

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Win against the Knicks 117-102

Win against the Knicks 117-102

After a complicated first period, the Rockets took the lead after the break to widen the gap until the end of the match. James Harden performs at 37 points, 2 rebounds, 10 assists, Ryan Anderson 17 points, 7 rebounds, Clint Capela 12 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 9 points, 5 rebounds.

The Knicks took a great start and lead 21-4 then 29-7 in 7 minutes. The Rockets are trying to 3 points (18/47 on the entire game) and manage to limit the breakage to 39-29 at the end of the first quarter. Houston gets his head back and picks up 51-51 on 2 throws from Chris Paul. The Rockets pocket the second quarter 29-22 and are 3 points from New Yorkers 58-61.

After the break, the Rockets thread the baskets while the defense limits the Knicks to 13 points. A perfect third quarter 37-13 which offers 21 points lead to the Rockets at the start of the last quarter 95-74. The match rocked for the Rockets who control the end of game 22-28 and win 117-102.

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Luc Mbah a Moute beats the record 57+

Luc Mbah a Moute beats the record 57+

Luc Mbah a Moute signed last night against Denver the best plus / minus ratio of the past 20 years: +57 (Houston outscored Denver by 57 points while on the field). A great performance that adds to the Rockets that exploded the Nuggets 125-95 (75-40 at the break). In addition to his record, Luc Mbah Moute scored 13 points at 100%, 1 pass, 4 rebounds. James Harden added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists, Chris Paul 23 points, 2 rebounds, 12 assists, Trevor Ariza 25 points, 2 rebounds.

Houston really dominated their opponent from the beginning to the end of the match with 54.9% to 2 points against 40.2%, 43.9% to 3 points against 30.3%, 30 passes to 19. From the first quarter, the Rockets fly 19 points ahead 36-17. The machine is running and Denver is paying the price, with an equally prolific second quarter of 39-23. At halftime, the Rockets lead 35 points 75-40!

The second period is a formality for Houston which runs 26-27 in the 3rd and 24-28 in the last quarter. The Rockets are 1st in the Western Conference with 14 wins and 4 losses.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Houston Rockets and ZTE Device are partnering to present their fifth straight Season of Giving.

In the first of three events taking place during the holidays, the #Rockets and ZTE hosted families from three local organizations for a night at the movies, and surprised them with a bag of Thanksgiving groceries & a gift card!

Another win against the Grizzlies 105-83

Another win against the Grizzlies 105-83

The Rockets have quietly imposed on the floor of the Grizzlies, pocketing 4 quarters. Houston finished at 44.9% to 2 points against 36% for locals, 41.9% to 3 points against 25.9%. James Harden has 29 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, Clint Capela 17 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul 17 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists.

Memphis lead 18-17 in the 7th minute of play, but then the Rockets take the advantage to never let go again. Houston takes the first quarter 33-25 and widens the gap of 16 points in the second 48-32 before knowing a passage to empty which benefits the Grizzlies who chained a 17-4 and glue at 2 points 48-51. Eric Gordon scores 6 points on free throws and 3 points, which make it possible to win the 2nd quarter 26-25 and lead to the break 59-50.

The 3rd and 4th quarter time are one-way for the Rockets, who perfectly control the end of the game: 23-17 and 23-16 in really harmless Grizzlies tonight.

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Great Win against the Suns 142-116

Great Win against the Suns 142-116

The Rockets signed tonight a huge performance at the Suns with a record in the key, that of the highest total points in the history of the franchise in a first half with 90 points! James Harden still scored an outstanding performance with 48 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists (33 points to 9/12 in the first period). Chris Paul back 11 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists. Ryan Anderson adds 24 points, 4 rebounds. Luc Mbah slightly sick Moute was left at rest for the meeting.

The offensive steamroller once again came into play in the first quarter, already 22 points ahead in 12 minutes 45-23. Phoenix scored more points in the second, but Houston totally masters his subject during a game where the baskets scroll. The Rockets sign a 45-42 in the second quarter and are ahead at break 90-65.

The second period is a formality. The Rockets pocket the 3rd quarter time 30-26 and can quietly control the end of the game (22-25). Final victory 142-116! The Rockets have recovered in the most beautiful ways after their poor performance at home against the Raptors (113-129).

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Amazing Victory against the Pacers 118-95

Amazing Victory against the Pacers 118-95

The Rockets impressed once more outside (7 wins / 1 loss) by outperforming the Pacers. Houston dominated all areas of play (47.8% to 2 points against 44.6% for Indiana, 47 rebounds to 41, 24 assists to 18). Three players finish at 20 points or more: Clint Capela 20 points, 17 rebounds and 1 pass, Eric Gordon 21 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and James Harden with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 15 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute made 11 extra points with 1 rebound and 2 assists in 25’08.

As the day before, Houston starts very strong on a 24-9 in 5 minutes, punctuated by twice 3 points of Ariza and a 3 points of Gordon. The 3 points rain and Luc Mbah has Moute place his, which offers the first quarter-time Rockets 35-18. The Pacers return to 10 points early in the second quarter 29-39, take the period 33-28 but Houston remains firmly in the lead at halftime 51-63.

The games are similar and similar since the Rockets will fold the game in the 3rd quarter, starting the second period on a 16-6 which gives them a 19-point lead 76-57. They pocket this quarter-time 24-20 and fly in the last 31-24 for a final victory 118-95!

The Rockets are 1st in the West with 11 wins and 3 losses.

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Victory against the Grizzlies 111-96

Victory against the Grizzlies 111-96

The Rockets took revenge on the Grizzlies, dominating the whole meeting. Luc Mbah a Moute was back after being spared on the previous match.
James Harden continues his festival with 38 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, Eric Gordon added 26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

The Rockets quickly widened the gap in the first quarter 28-10 before the Grizzlies reduced a little gap at the end of the period 33-22. Memphis returns to 6 points in the second quarter 54-48 at 1’25 of the break, but Houston regains its lead on a 9-2. The Rockets pocket the 2nd quarter 29-28 and the half 62-50.

The Rockets then completely master the second period, offering the 3rd quarter 31-20. With 23 points ahead of 93-70 at the start of the last quarter, the end of the match is a formality (18-26) and the Rockets easily win the game 111-96.

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Win against the Cavs 117-113

Win against the Cavs 117-113

The Rockets won at home against the Cavaliers, despite the absence of Luc Mbah Moute, spared due to a small gene left knee. Houston led the rebounds 45-26, and finished with a 46.8% shooting success against Cleveland’s 55.6%. James Harden (35 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists) responded to LeBron James (33 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists).

The Rockets take the lead in the middle of the first quarter with a 17-0 lead and 36-25. They have 17 points ahead in the second 53-36 before crossing a big empty passage. The Cavs make a 20-6 that gives them a quarter-time 42-29. At the break, Cleveland passed 67-65.

Both teams battle in the third quarter, although Houston eventually take the lead 35-26 and lead 100-93 at the start of the last. James Harden scored 3 points and 9 points in the Rockets 105-96. Despite the return of visitors 112-111 to 1’10, the Rockets manage to control the last moments and finally win 117-113.

Houston wins against Atlanta 119-104

Houston wins against Atlanta 119-104

The Rockets have logically dominated the game on the Hawks’ floor (1 win for 8 losses), taking a 30-point lead with 28 assists at 16 and 16/47 at 3 points. Luc Mbah a Moute flamed during the match with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. James Harden has 29 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists. Eric Gordon adds 20 points, with 2 rebounds and 5 assists.

After pocketing the first quarter 36-25, Houston is already 18 points ahead at break 69-51 after winning the second quarter 33-26.
Atlanta will never come back in the game and the second half is a formality. Houston leads 97-76 at the start of the last quarter and controls the end of the game 22-28. The Rockets win 119-104.

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