Houston Rockets Game 59 of 2015-16 featured the final meeting with division rival San Antonio Spurs
Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 59 of 2015-16 versus the San Antonio Spurs.
Feb 27, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles past San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) during a game at Toyota Center. 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.
Hopes are these additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for opening night on October 26th 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 59 – Spurs
Houston Rockets game 59 full pregame preview article.
Post Game Analysis:
In a battle between Texas powerhouses the clash seemed like déjà vu to the Rockets comeback effort versus the Blazers. Ultimately the Rockets were just teasing H-Town fans as the ball just wasn’t falling tonight, and the opposition reminded us of who they are – – the Spurs!
With Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge combining for over 50 points, the Spurs just completely blasted the Rockets who had season lows in points and FG% by halftime.
In the fourth quarter the Rockets once again tried to mount a comeback but it was too little too late.
Houston Rockets game 59 full post game and player grades article.
As per above Andre Cantalogo’s post game analysis credited James Harden (27 points, 4 rebounds) and Kawhi Leonard (27 points, 8 rebounds ) as the top performers in the game.
Houston Rockets game 59 NBA.com box score
Rockets Games vs Spurs in 2016-17
- November 9th in San Antonio at AT&T Center
- November 12th at home
- December 20th at home
- March 6th in San Antonio at AT&T Center
Draft Picks and Free Agents
With Tim Duncan retiring the Spurs enter the 2016-17 season for the first time in 20 years without him. It’s bound to be weird initially not seeing the Big Fundamental on the floor. To offset the loss San Antonio inked Pau Gasol to fill Duncan’s rather large shoes. Fortunately Manu Ginobili returns for another season, so the core remains basically intact.
Round 1: Dejounte Murray (29)
Round 2: None
Incoming Free Agents/trade:
- Bryn Forbes : given a guaranteed contract beyond Summer League
- Pau Gasol 2-years $30M
- Olivier Hanlan (trade exchange from Jazz for Diaw)
- Dewayne Dedmon on 2-year $6M deal, exits Orlando
- David Lee on 2-year $3.2M deal exits Dallas
Exiting Free Agents/traded:
- David West veteran minimum contract of 1 year at $1.3M to Warriors
- Boris Diaw (traded to Jazz)
- Boban Marjanovic 3-years $21M offer sheet (Spurs will not match)
- Tim Duncan Exorcised Option – Since then has retired
- Manu Ginobili 1 year, $14M
- Ryan Arcidiacono, No terms provided
- Davis Bertans No terms provided
- Kevin Martin
- Matt Bonner
- Andre Miller
More Free Agent News
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