After having to wait until Dec. 28 to start his season, Rockets guard Gerald Green's patience was tested again with a two-game suspension for entering the Clippers locker room, returning in time on Monday to face the Miami Heat, one of his more recent former teams.
cbssports.com - 1st - Houston is 17-0 in games when it has James Harden, Clint Capela, and Chris Paul playing. They've beaten the Warriors twice this season. Everything is different in the playoffs, but this team feels like the most serious non-LeBron contender yet.
As often as the Rockets cited P.J. Tucker's "grit" as the motivation for signing him as a backup power forward, with general manager Daryl Morey even saying that matchups with the Warriors were at least part of his thinking, Tucker made that clearer with his play in the fourth quarter on Saturday.
The Houston Rockets defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors at the Toyota Center in a hypothetical preview of an almost preordained Western Conference Finals. Daryl Morey, certainly the only General Manager in the league currently producing a musical,
The final regular-season meeting with the Warriors was a last chance to measure themselves against the league's best, a last chance to make a statement - if only to themselves - about their championship potential, a last game against the Warriors played with a post-season meeting in mind.