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Rockets bow down to the 76ers at home

Rockets bow down to the 76ers at home

After falling 103-89 in the Grizzlies, the Rockets chained for the first time this season a second consecutive loss against 76ers 107-115. Defeated at the 105-104 buzzer 10 days ago, the 76ers took their revenge thanks to Joel Embiid’s big game (22 points 9 rebounds, 5 assists) and Ben Simmons (24 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists). James Harden has 29 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, Eric Gordon 25 points and 2 assists, Clint Capela 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 11 points and 2 rebounds.

Dominating the entire game (55% in shots against 39.8%, 48 rebounds at 35 and 27 assists at 17), Philadelphia quickly broke away to take the first quarter 37-27. In the second, Houston narrowed the gap before the break on a 16-8. The Rockets take the second quarter 29-21 and return to 2 points of the 76ers leading 58-56.

 

 

The third quarter benefits 76ers (34-24) who take 12 points ahead of the start of the last. In spite of their clumsiness to 3 points (13/47), the Rockets return to 1 point 105-106 on 2 free throws of James Harden to 3’06 of the end. The money time is better managed by the 76ers who finish on a 9-2 and win the 115-107 victory.

 

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Houston Wins against Charlotte 109-93

Houston Wins against Charlotte 109-93

The Rockets were brilliant on the floor of the Hornets, dominating the entire game, with 44.7% shooting success against 37.5% for the locals, 51 rebounds at 44, 21 assists at 16. Luc Mbah a Moute has an excellent performance with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 23 of assessment in 41’46 « , James Harden finishes with his first triple double of the season 27 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, Eric Gordon 26 points , 2 rebounds and 2 assists.

 

The start is favorable to the Hornets which are in front of 19-11 then 30-27 at the end of the first quarter-time, but the Rockets will quickly pass in the second with a 23-7, to lead of 13 points 50-37 on a 3 point James Harden. The Rockets pocket the 2nd quarter 29-16 and take a 10-point lead at break 56-46.

Charlotte clings in the 3rd quarter (28-23) and returns to 4 points of Houston 78-74 at the start of the last. A period during which the Rockets provide (31-19), with Luc Mbah has Moute to the maneuver in the money-time which connects a 3 points followed by a dunk. Houston wins 109-93 before his next game tonight in Memphis.

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Eric Gordon gives the victory to Rockets at the buzzer

Eric Gordon gives the victory to Rockets at the buzzer

The Rockets delivered a great battle for the 76ers, winning 104-105 at the buzzer on a 3-point Eric Gordon (29 points to 7/20 including three 3-point in the last quarter, 4 rebounds and 5 assists ). The two teams each had their strong moments, passing one in front of the other several times. Luc Mbah has Moute (in the starting 5) book as the set of Rockets a great copy with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks in 36 ‘. James Harden adds 27 points, 13 assists and 3 rebounds. Clint Capela was intractable under the basket with 20 rebounds and 16 points. Opposite, JJ Redick finished with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, Robert Covington 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 pass, Joel Embiid 21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.

 

The match starts at a good pace, the 76ers dominate and lead 18-11 and 25-17, but the Rockets return to 33-31 the end of the first quarter on a 3-point Ryan Anderson. Philadelphia starts the second quarter on two 3 points of Justin Anderson who quickly gives 8 points to 76ers 39-31. But again, the Rockets glue and pass even before the end of the period just before break 56-54. Led 50-44 at 3’35, Houston chained a 12-4 which gives him the second quarter 25-21.

Philadelphia picks up 69-63 in the 3rd quarter, and pocketed this period 26-23 to lead 80-79 to the start of the last 12 minutes. A finish that has kept all its promises. Embiid on a 3-point offer 9 points lead 88-79, but the Rockets cling and give everything in the money time. At 7 points (104-97) at 1’39, Eric Gordon offers the buzzer victory of a fake shot on Joel Embiid followed by a 3 points! The Rockets let their joy burst out and enjoy this 104-105 victory!

 

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The Rockets lost against the Grizzlies

The Rockets lost against the Grizzlies

Houston was surprised by Memphis who took the lead late in the game. Eric Gordon has 27 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, James Harden 22 points (8/20), 5 rebounds, 8 assists, Clint Capela 14 points and 6 rebounds, Luc Mbah has Moute 8 points and 2 rebounds. In front, Marc Gasol responded with 26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists.

On a 3-point Gordon, the Rockets take 6 points in the first quarter 16-10, but the Grizzlies glue 20-20. The Rockets remain ahead 26-24 at the start of the second quarter, which they dominate with 11 points 41-30. Gasol returns to 45-42, but the Rockets pocket the period 31-26 and lead 57-50 to the break.

 

The Rockets keep their opponent at bay in the 3rd quarter (19-20) and are ahead 76-70 in the last. A period that turns totally to the advantage of the Grizzlies who will tilt the game in the last 3 minutes. James Harden rubs James Ennis then Mario Chalmers, in a nervous money time. Conley (17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) equalizes 88-88 with a 3-point, then the Grizzlies finish on a 10-2 to win this quarter-time 28-14 and match 98-90.

Houston drops his first game of the season (3 wins, 1 loss) before playing Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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Houston Wins against Dallas 107-91

Houston Wins against Dallas 107-91

The Rockets outperformed themselves against the Mavericks by winning 107-91, with a 36-point lead in the 3rd quarter, with 47.6% shooting success versus 36.9% for Dallas. James Harden feasted with 29 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 31 of Eval, Clint Capela finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, Eric Gordon 18 points, Luc Mbah has Moute 6 points, 5 rebounds and 1 goes in 26’20.

The Rockets took control from the start of the game by pocketing the first quarter 33-20. The derby runs out and Houston takes 10 more points in the second 29-19. At the break, the Rockets already have 23 points 62-39 ahead.

The demonstration continues in the 3rd and the Rockets aggravate the score 30-19. At the start of the last period, Houston leads 92-58 and quietly finished the job leaving some points to the rival Texas (15-33).

Houston will receive Memphis Monday, October 23 to confirm their good start to the season with 3 wins in a row.

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.