Houston Rockets: ESPN to pick up 2 Rockets Games

By Michael Ma

Apr 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Carlos Delfino (10) attempts a jump shot during the third quarter against the Orlando Magic at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN has announced that they will televise 2 Houston Rockets games for the final weeks of the regular season.  ESPN will pick up the Rocket’s April 5th game at the Portland Trail Blazers (9:30 PM CST), and the regular season finale on April 17th at the Los Angeles Lakers (9:30 PM CST).

Houston currently is holding on to the 7th seed in the West by a safe 2½ games over the Utah Jazz, and is only 1 game behind the Golden State Warriors for the 6th seed.  Both games will have tremendous playoff indications, as the Blazers, who are looking for a late playoff push, is 5½ games behind Utah, and the Lakers are in the 9th spot, just a ½ game behind the Jazz.