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Rockets beat the Warriors

Rockets beat the Warriors

The Rockets make a nice move for their first game of the season, winning on the floor of the Warriors! Houston stood in the last minute, Golden State: 48.5% against 53.8%, 36.6% at 3 points against 53.3%. James Harden finishes with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, Eric Gordon achieves 24 points, PJ Tucker 20 points, 6 rebounds, Luc Mbah has 14 points and 4 rebounds in 23’23.

 

Golden State starts strong and leads 22-9 in 5 minutes. Houston responds well and returns to the game by tying 24-24. Nick Young scored 3 times 3 points, but Houston re-gathers again and returns to a point at the end of the first quarter 35-34. In the second, the Warriors quickly reclaim 11 points ahead 51-40, then dig their lead to 17 points 66-49. But thanks to a 10-1 at the end of the period, the Rockets limit the breakage. Golden State pocketed the period 36-28 and led to pause 71-62.

The locals continue to build their lead in the 3rd quarter 80-64. They dominate these 12 minutes 30-26 and have 13 points ahead at the start of the last 101-88.

 

Luc Mbah has Moute chained 2 layup, followed by Gordon who allow Houston to return very quickly 104-101. The end of the match is tight and everything is played in the money time. At 2’09 of the end, Ariza fired at 3 points (119-118). McCaw placed 2 points 121-118, but Harden responds with a layup (121-120). Kevin Durant then loses the ball and the Rockets are ironed in front of 122-121 on 2 free throws by PJ Tucker, obtained after an offensive rebound. Kevin Durant has the match ball, but his shot at the buzzer is one tenth behind and the Rockets win at the extreme limit!

Pre-Season: Rockets lose against the Spurs.

Pre-Season: Rockets lose against the Spurs.

After four wins in a row, the Rockets lose against the Spurs, the last pre-season game. Both teams held the score until the third quarter, but the Spurs made the difference in the last. Houston with 38.6% shootout success versus 52.9% for San Antonio, fired a lot at 3 points (53 attempts with 28.3% success). Eric Gordon scored 27 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, James Harden scored 15 points, 3 rebounds, 11 assists, Clint Capela 9 points, 12 rebounds, 1 pass, Luc Mbah a Moute 7 points and 4 rebounds in 29’15. In front, LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists.

 

After a balanced start, Houston took 8 points 24-16 but San Antonio put in a 9-0 to pocket the first 25-24. Both teams are held in the second 38-39. The Spurs still remain before at break 54-51 winning this period 29-27.

The visitors quickly gained 9 points in the 3rd quarter 64-55, but the Rockets realized a super 17-4 series to go past 72-68. The Spurs react at the end of the period with a 13-4, which still offers them this quarter-time 27-25. At the start of the last, the Rockets are only 5 points 76-81. The Spurs are leading during the last minutes of the game and are ahead with 12 points 102-90. Gordon with 3 points and Ariza narrow the gap by 5 points 97-102 to 1’36, but the Spurs control the money-time 25-21. Final victory 106-97.

The record of this pre-season remains satisfactory with 4 wins in 5 games. Serious stuff kicks off Tuesday October 17th with the first game of the NBA season for the Rockets who will challenge Golden State Warriors.

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Preseason: Another win for the Rockets against the Grizzlies.

Preseason: Another win for the Rockets against the Grizzlies.

A new victory for the Rockets who won on the floor of the Grizzlies 101-89. The Rockets had their 4th victory in the row, despite an intense game that turned in their favor in the second half, and a few blunders: 38.8% shootout success against 38% for Memphis, 30.4% 41 rebounds at 43. Luc Mbah a Moute achieves a full match, with 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 pass in 24’44, James Harden finishes with 18 points, and 5 rebounds, 9 assists despite waste, Clint Capela 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists. Trevor Ariza added 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 pass.

The first quarter is led by Memphis, with 25-15 before Houston narrows down the gap 25-21 at the end of the period. In the second quarter, the Grizzlies retain their lead but the Rockets lag just before the break. They returned to 43-42, and they were led only 3 points at pause 47-44.

The Rockets managed to quickly pass in the second half. On a 13-4, they take 9 points ahead of 66-57, out of 2 free throws from Luc Mbah a Moute. Chalmers narrows the gap but Houston wins this 3rd quarter 27-19 and leads 71-66 at the start of the last. The Rockets then control the end of the game, even digging their lead (30-23). Final victory 101-89.

The Rockets will play their 5th and final preseason game Friday, October 13 at 7pm local time against San Antonio.

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Pre-Season: The Rockets’ win over the Knicks 117-95

Pre-Season: The Rockets’ win over the Knicks 117-95

Everything is going well in this preseason, with a 3rd victory in 3 games, on the floor of the Knicks this time 117-95.
Houston dominated New York in all sectors: 54.1% on shots versus 44.8%, 47.8% at 3 points against 29%, 45 rebounds at 36. James Harden, 9 points, 9 rebounds, Trevor Ariza 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, Luc Mbah a Moute 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists.

The Rockets quickly took the lead 12-5 before the Knicks with a tie 16-16 on the Hardaway dunk.
The second half of the first quarter is to the advantage of Houston, and Luc Mbah a Moute on a closed layup a beautiful 19-5 series which already gives a big advantage to the 35-21 team.
In the second quarter (24-30), New York applies and narrows its gap to a point 52-51. Harden chains 3 points and a layup that lead to half-time 59-51.

The second half is a one-way for Houston, which keeps a good gap until the end of the meeting.
The Rockets lead the 3rd quarter with 32-20 to lead 20 points 91-71 at the start of the last.

A fourth quarter took 26-24 and a final win 117-95.

Pre-Season: The Rockets defeat the Shanghai Sharks 144-82

Pre-Season: The Rockets defeat the Shanghai Sharks 144-82

Houston quietly imposed his first pre-season home game, outclassing the Shanghai Sharks from start to finish, with 60.4% shootout success, 42.3% to 3 points (22 shots successful / 52). Luc Mbah a Moute has 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 passes in 16 ‘, Trevor Ariza 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, Eric Gordon 17 points, 3 assists, Clint Capela 16 points, 11 rebounds, 1 pass, Chris Paul 11 points, 3 rebounds, 12 assists, James Harden 9 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.

The start of the match set the tone for the game and the Rockets are quickly far ahead, with a first quarter-time pocketed 43-16. The rest of the match is one-way and Houston has a 40-point lead at break 81-41. In the second half, the Rockets spin the ball and chain the points. They take the 3rd quarter 26-21 and complete the Sharks with 62 points ahead 144-82.

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Pre-Season: Rockets win against OKC

Pre-Season: Rockets win against OKC

The Houston Rockets started its pre-season well, picking up their first game on the floor of the Thunder 104-97. After a balanced first quarter, the Rockets quickly gained a lead to the end of the game. Eric Gordon scored 21 points, Trevor Ariza 18 points, James Harden scored 16 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, Chris Paul 11 ​​points, 2 rebounds 7 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute played 26’11 during which he scored 8 points for 7 rebounds.

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In the first quarter, OKC leads 19-13 but the Rockets are leading by the end of period 27-25 by Anderson who shoots to 3 points. Houston quickly clears the gap in the second on a beautiful 20-7 series, and has 15 points 47-32 lead. Locals react and narrow the gap but Houston is ahead at pause 59-52.

 

In the second period, the Rockets unwind in the 3rd quarter that they pocket 31-21 to lead 90-73 at the start of the last 12 minutes. With 27 points ahead, Houston quietly controls (14-24) and wins 104-97.

Next test Thursday 5 October at 7 pm local time: Houston Rockets – Shanghai Sharks

Program of pre-season games

Program of pre-season games

The new season will start quickly, with a first game at Golden State Warriors.
Before that, Houston Rockets will play 5 preseason games:

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm : Thunder OKC – Houston Rockets

On Thursday, October 5th at 7 pm : Houston Rockets – Shanghai Sharks

On Monday, October 9th at 6:30 pm : New York Knicks – Houston Rockets

Wednesday, October 11th at 8:30 pm : Memphis Grizzlies – Houston Rockets

Friday, October 13th at 7 pm : Houston Rockets – San Antonio

Full schedule : http://www.nba.com/rockets/schedule

 

Media Day and Training Camp

Media Day and Training Camp

Luc Mbah a Moute participated in the traditional Media Day, with his new team of Houston Rockets. Luc took part in the game of photo-shoot and interviews, before continuing the Training Camp which started this Tuesday 26 September. Here are some excerpts from these two days!

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Luc Mbah a Moute at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

Luc Mbah a Moute at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

At the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, some 100 Heads of State and Government were present this week in New York. The opportunity for Luc MBah has Moute, to meet various African actors leading as its Excellence Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso.

Luc Mbah a Moute has already initiated numerous charities in Cameroon (www.mbahamoutecamp.info) and the two men were able to talking about several subjects and future projects.

NBA Africa Game : Team World 108-97 Team Africa

NBA Africa Game : Team World 108-97 Team Africa

The second edition of the NBA Africa Game took place on Saturday 5 August in Johannesburg. An exceptional event in front of 10,000 spectators, with the participation of 22 players:

Team Africa:
Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic), Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Luc Mbah a Moute (Houston Rockets), Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Dennis Schroder (Atlanta Hawks).

Team World:
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Courtney Lee (New York Knicks), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks).

 

 

 

 


Team World won 108-97 (50-47 at the break http://stats.nba.com/africa2017/), in a game that ended a week to develop basketball on the continent , as well as participate in many charity events. The NBA, which is organizing this week, took part in the Orphanage of Ennerdale, an institution « SOS Children’s Villages », in which it financed the construction of a basketball court. The children of the Ennerdale orphanage have therefore participated in basketball workshops run by the NBA players. More than ten houses were also built by the 200 NBA Cares volunteers in the township of Lenasia.

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Lakers 111-102 Clippers

Lakers 111-102 Clippers

The Californian duel has turned in favor of the Lakers which have dominated the Clippers in the second period. The two teams had before the break, but the third quarter-time to completely turned in favor of the Lakers, who controlled the return of clippers in the last quarter. J.J Redick and Jamal Crawford end at 22 points, Marreese Speights 15 points, Luc Mbah a Moute 6 points, 2 rebounds.

The clippers have started well the part, taking up to 11 points ahead in the first quarter that they won 31-27. The Lakers Back to 1 point in the second, 56-55, but the clippers are in head to the 58-55 pause after having pocketed the 28-27 period.

Has the recovery, the Lakers spend a 13-0 which gives them an advantage of 10 points ahead 68-58. The meeting has switched to 4 minutes and the clippers will then run to score. The Lakers pocketing the third quarter-time 34-16 and have 15 points in advance at the beginning of the last 89-74. The clippers come back to 4 points in the last 89-85, and despite twelve good last minutes (28-22) This are the Lakers which control the match and is required after 11 defeats in a row in the face of the Clippers.

Clippers loses against the Wizards.

Clippers loses against the Wizards.

After taking the lead at half-time and leading a good part of the second half, the Clippers lost their lead in the final minutes and eventually bowed to the floor in Washington. Bradley Beal with 41 points to 13/23 of which 6/10 to 3 points, greatly participated in the success of the Wizards, who nevertheless have difficulty to contain the Californians. Blake Griffin scores 26 points, with 7 assists and 1 rebound, JJ Redick 17 points, DeAndre Jordan 13 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, Austin Rivers, Chris Paul 13 points, Luc Mbah a Moute who returned from injury after two missed matches 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 interception.

 

Washington started on an 11-6 but very quickly the score balanced 14-14. The Wizards are leading at the end of the first quarter 28-27. In the second, the Clippers took the lead at the end of the period (28-24) to lead to the break 55-52.

The Clippers took a quick lead to the rebound on an 11-2, but Bradley Beal made a great performance and scored the points. It allows his people to pocket the third quarter time 33-32 and the Clippers are only 2 points ahead at the start of the last twelve minutes 87-85. On a 7-0, the Clippers take the lead 102-95, but the money time turns in favor of the Wizards who pass before 106-104, then take 6 points ahead 114-108 to 1 minute of the term. The Wisards take the win 117-110.

The Clippers who lose their 7th game are now 4th place in the West, will face the Denver Nuggets at home on Tuesday, December 20th.

 

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Another loss, Clippers vs. Warriors

Another loss, Clippers vs. Warriors

The Warriors won easily on the Clippers floor, picking up the first quarter 37-19 and keeping the Californians away until the end of the game. The Clippers limited to 39.6% on shots against 47.7% for Golden State, 15 assists against 32, returned to 7 points before the break. Insufficient to worry the Warriors. Jamal Crawford scored 21 points, Marreese Speights 15 points and 9 rebounds, Chris Paul 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists.

After a balanced start to the game, visitors put on a 22-4 which left the Clippers at 18 points at the end of the first quarter-time 37-19. The Clippers take over the second quarter with 30-25, but Golden State is ahead at the half-time with 62-44.

Klay Thompson (24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) and Stephen Curry (19 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists) managed the second period effectively. They won the 3rd quarter-time 29-26 and the last 24-23 for a final victory 115-98.

The Clippers take a second defeat at home, but remained 3rd in the West with 16 wins and 6 defeats. Next game will be Saturday 10 December against New Orleans.



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