2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
6-9, 4th in Southwest
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3dTim MacMahon

Cousins flashes past dominance with 28-17 game

DeMarcus Cousins broke out of his early-season slump with a 28-point, 17-rebound, 5-assist night in the Rockets' win over the Mavericks on Saturday.

Kenyon Martin Jr. denies Boban (0:21)
Cousins muscle home rim-shaking dunk (0:16)
Rockets beat Pistons on wild final sequence (0:56)
Eric 'Smash Gordon' welcomes Pistons rookie to the NBA with a big poster slam (0:27)
Gordon finishes strong for and-1 bucket (0:18)
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5dAdrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon

Cavs trade Porter Jr. to Rockets for future 2nd

The Cavaliers have traded Kevin Porter Jr. to the Rockets for a future second-round pick, which, sources told ESPN, is top-55-protected.

Why the Rockets traded for Kevin Porter Jr. (1:13)

The Right Time: Vinnie Goodwill on the Nets' balance, the Warriors & MVP contenders

Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).


The Hoop Collective: Possible Roster Moves For Contending Teams

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Tim MacMahon discuss an apparent change in chemistry for the Clippers, potential landing spots for Bradley Beal should he become available, as well as some teams who could look to make big roster moves this season. Plus, the amazing Lou Dort.

Wood goes coast to coast for the tough bucket (0:19)

Courtside: Chris Holtmann previews Ohio State's showdown against Purdue. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Baylor's Kim Mulkey

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kim Mulkey’s comments about playing college basketball during a pandemic, if there’s a home court advantage this season, not panicking over Michigan’s loss, Auburn’s Sharife Cooper bursting onto the scene, Gonzaga Watch and Iowa’s roster construction. Then, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins the show to talk about Kyle Young’s throwback style, an update on Seth Towns, Dakich wanting to take a bullet for Holtmann, Jae’Sean Tate making an impact with the Rockets and the happiest he’s ever seen his team. Later, quick hitters on Baylor, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

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8dTim MacMahon

Oladipo touts Rockets' potential after debut

Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Rockets after his franchise debut, saying, "I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I'm looking forward to being a part of those special days."

Oladipo's 32-point debut not enough for Houston in loss (2:10)
Bulls clear lane as Wood flies through with the tomahawk (0:18)
Oladipo gets first bucket with the Rockets (0:19)
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9dTim MacMahon

Rockets GM: Draft pick haul the 'best currency'

Rockets GM Rafael Stone cited the "flexibility" provided by the historic haul of first-round draft picks the franchise received in the James Harden trade as the reason he chose to deal the perennial MVP candidate to the Nets over other offers.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game110.718th
Rebounds Per Game43.919th
Assists Per Game23.124th
Points Allowed111.418th

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