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Houston Rockets Game 10 of 2015-16 Season vs Dallas Mavericks

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Dec 4, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) jump for the loose ball during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) jump for the loose ball during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Rockets Game 10 of 2015-16  found H-Town facing inter division rivals the Dallas Mavericks.

Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game10 of 2015-16 versus the Dallas Mavericks.

Dec 4, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Rockets defeat the Mavericks 100-96. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets added draft picks and signed free agents to improve upon an especially mediocre 41-41 campaign. Big man Dwight Howard left for Atlanta while free agents Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario and Pablo Prigioni joined Houston in free agency.

Therefore Houston hopes their free agent additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for  October 26th opening night versus the Lakers hopefully this series will appease your cravings.

To that end, this series showcases the Rockets 82 games noting the pregame analysis, post game grades, and relevant video. Furthermore, SCS will highlight significant changes made by their opponents this summer. So, here it is – – enjoy all 82 posts as SCS takes you back over the 2015-16 season.

Game 10 – Dallas Mavericks

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Pregame Analysis:

Dec 4, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) steals the ball from the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Rockets defeat the Mavericks 100-96. Harden leads his team with 25 points. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Entering the game on another losing streak the Houston Rockets were desperately looking to get back in the win column.  Already dealing with intense scrutiny for their season start another loss to division rival Dallas would only serve to put added pressure on what appeared to be an already unstable Rockets team.

The full pregame analysis article can be viewed via this link.

Post Game Analysis:

Writer Andre Cantalogo was clearly not impressed by the Rockets lack luster effort therefore he gave 3 core players a D rating in the player grades. James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Ty Lawson all had terrible games hence their score.

In addition to view all Andre’s grades visit this link for his full post game report and player grades.

Also the NBA.com box score can be reviewed via this link.

Stat Leaders:

Though writer Andre Cantalogo gave Harden a D rating his 25 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds did lead the Rockets.

Furthermore six Mavericks scored in the double digits punctuating just how poorly the Rockets effort was defensively.

Rockets Games vs Mavericks in 2016-17

  • October 27th in Dallas as American Airlines Arena
  • October 30th at home
  • December 10th at home
  • December 27th in Dallas as American Airlines Arena

Draft Picks and Free Agents

No team benefited more from Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors than the Mavericks. As a result Andrew Bogut was traded to clear salary cap and Harrison Barnes signed as a free agent. Furthermore youngsters Dwight Powell and Justin Anderson appear poised to take another step forward.

Draft Picks:

Round 1: N/A,

Round 2: A.J. Hammons (46)

Incoming Free Agents/trade:

  • Andrew Bogut (trade)
  • Harrison Barnes 4-years, $94M
  • Seth Curry

    2-year $6M deal exits Sacramento

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  • Nicolas Brussino from the Argentina League
  • Jonathan Gibson signed a 3-year minimum deal
  • Quincy Acy has agreed to a 2-year minimum deal exits Sacramento
  • Exiting Free Agents/traded: 

    Re-upping:

    Next: Game 9 of 2015-16

    Next up Game 11 versus Celtics

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