The Rockets made 39.1 percent of their field goals and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc (19-of-53). They were additionally outrebounded by 23, which is to be expected with the smal- ball lineup the Rockets employ. However, the effort has to be much better than this. The Blazers had 15 offensive rebounds alone, and it can be argued the Rockets lost this game on the glass.
The Houston Rockets will look to regroup and prepare for a primetime showdown with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off is set for 8 PM on Thursday, Aug 6.