Houston Rockets Game 67 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 67 of 2015-16 versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
Mar 14, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley (8) walks on the court with a bandage on his head after a play during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. The Rockets won 130-81. 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 67 – Memphis Grizzlies
Entering the game the Grizzlies sit in fifth place in the Western Conference but have so many core players out there perch which was viewed as untouchable just days ago suddenly seems within reach. While six games is a lot with just a month left to play the Mavericks 5 game losing streak and fall to eighth proves how vulnerable a team can be if they go on an extended losing streak.
Marc Gasol and Mario Chalmers are lost for the season, but now Mike Conley will also miss 3 to 4 weeks and Zach Randolf is nursing a sore knee. Other than Tony Allen virtually every key starter and reserve is injured!
Factor in the strength of schedule Memphis is due to undergo in the final month of the season is horrid and anything is possible. The first step however is winning tonight’s match because it serves as almost grabbing two wins given the teams are in the same division.
The full pregame analysis Houston Rockets Game 67 can be viewed here
Post Game Analysis:
After their 5-game east coast road trip, Houston began a 3-game home stand Monday against the Grizzlies.
After the disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Houston Rockets (34-33) dismantled the wounded Memphis Grizzlies in a 49 point victory. Thanks to the sharpshooting of Patrick Beverley and Trevor Ariza, Houston took a commanding first quarter lead and never looked back.
By halftime, the Rockets held a 24 point lead. Midway through the third quarter, Houston cleared the bench with the game well in hand. Despite playing a Memphis team who was missing nine of their core players, it was still a great win for the Rockets. – Coty Davis
The full post game analysis Houston Rockets Game 67 can be viewed here.
As per Davis post game he selected Motiejunas and Martin as the top performers of the night.
Houston Rockets Game 67 NBA.com box score.
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. 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:
- James Ennis 2-years, $6M
- Chandler Parsons 4-years, $94M exits Dallas
- Troy Daniels 3-years, $10M deal in a sign and trade deal
- D.J.Stephens and Troy Williams also to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract
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
More Free Agent News
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