During the first 12 minutes, Rockets fans thought they were in for another embarrassing and disappointing loss. Houston shot 34.5 percent to start the game. If their poor shooting wasn’t enough to begin on a bad note, the Rockets lost their all-star center just minutes after the opening tip.
While Houston trailed by nine at the half, it was JB Bickerstaff’s Hack-A-Drummond strategy that allowed the Rockets to get back into the game early in the third. Although they fought back to overcome adversity, the Rockets still managed to lose their second straight game in a row.
Rockets Player Grades
Make sure you catch up on our entire Team Preview Series, our Houston Rockets Player Profile Series as well as our SCS Round Table Sessions. Start your morning with SCS Rocket Science Daily and visit us throughout the day to keep abreast of all your Houston Rockets news and updates.