Houston Rockets Game 13 of 2015-16 saw the squad tipping off versus inter division rivals the Memphis Grizzlies.
Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 13 of 2015-16 versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
Nov 25, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) reacts after a foul call during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Rockets 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-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 13 – Memphis Grizzlies
Though the Houston Rockets managed to secure interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff a win in his first outing it took a wild shot from Corey Brewer to send the game to over time. In fact, other than bringing Ty Lawson off the bench the team looked and played exactly the way they had prior to McHale leaving other than a few effort plays.
There remained major issues on the defensive end and James Harden was still not shooting well or taking wise shots. His overtime performance was more in line with what the Rockets got from him last season, but was that simply because his efficiency went up?
The full pregame analysis article which can be viewed via this link.
Post Game Analysis:
Simply put when you commit 24 turnovers against a strong defensive team you won’t win the game!
Coty Davis provided player grades and post game review which can viewed via this link.
James Harden posted 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and committed 6 turnovers while Mike Conley scored 26 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
NBA.com provides full box score which can be viewed via this link.
Rockets Games vs Grizzlies in 2016-17
- December 23rd in Memphis at FedEx Forum
- January 13th at home
- January 21st in Memphis at FedEx Forum
- March 4th at home
Draft Picks and Free Agents
Memphis certainly didn’t hold back in the offseason inking point guard Mike Conley to the richest contract ever on the first day of free agency. Consequently the big issue entering this season will be whether the aging core of Conley, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph can stay healthy. Sure the Grizzlies also added free agent Chandler Parsons, but he’s had his own health issues.
Round 1: Wade Baldwin (17),
Round 2: Deyonta Davis (31), Rade Zagorac (35), Wang Zhelin (57) & Davis and Zagorac come from trade with Celtics for a 2019 first-round pick
Incoming Free Agents/trade:
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Exiting Free Agents/traded:
- Matt Barnes 2-years, $12M to Kings
- Chris Andersen leaves for Cleveland on a 1-year, minimum deal.
- Ray McCallum Jr eaves Pistons on 1-year league minimum deal
- Mike Conley 5-years, $153M
- Xavier Munford (Grizz decline Team Option)
- Lance Stephenson (Grizz decline Team Option)
- Jordan Farmar
- PJ Hairston
- Ray McCallum
Next up Game 14 versus the Knicks