WHAT A GAME!

Rockets come to play, upset star-studded Warriors in Oakland

In what has to be the NBA's best game this season to date, the Rockets punched a league juggernaut right in the mouth. James Harden (29 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds) posted a triple-double and had tremendous help from his teammates as the Rockets stunned the Golden State Warriors 132-127 in double overtime Thursday night in Oakland. The win snaps an 8-game slide against the Warriors, ends the Warriors 12-game win streak this season and hands them only their third loss this season (16-3). The Rockets made it clear from the word 'go' that this was not the same team that the Warriors have been wiping their feet off on the past couple of seasons. Ryan Anderson scored a team-high 29 points and Eric Gordon was fantastic off the bench, scoring 23. There were plenty of heroes, including a couple of second-year players in Montrezl Harrell (13 points, 10 boards) and Sam Dekker (11 points, eight rebounds) that made huge impacts, playing down the stretch in key moments. Patrick Beverley was just 1-6 from the field, but he was a +21 in his 29 minutes, an indication of the kind of impact he had. After banging our heads watching the Rockets try to hang with Golden State the past few years, this was so rewarding and made staying up until 1:00 AM well worth the time.

Houston Rockets News

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Rockets release 50th Anniversary Team History Book By Clutch
New coffee table book tells and illustrates the 50-year history of the Houston Rockets.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
Are the 2016-17 Houston Rockets a 50-win team? By Clutch
David Weiner joins Dave Hardisty to talk about the Houston Rockets and expectations for the 2016-17 season.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
James Harden is the Rockets' point guard, but hasn't he always been? By Clutch
Mike D'Antoni says James Harden is Houston's starting point guard, but that's a change that isn't really a change.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Rockets trade Michael Beasley to Bucks for Tyler Ennis By Clutch
As training camp is set to open, the Rockets have traded Michael Beasley to Milwaukee for Tyler Ennis.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Jeff Van Gundy thinks Rockets will be an offensive juggernaut By Clutch
Former coach believes highly in the offensive firepower of the 2016-17 Houston Rockets.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
Bill Worrell planning retirement, Craig Ackerman to take over road TV duties By Clutch
The longtime Houston broadcaster is preparing to call his final season.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
Houston Rockets release 2016-17 schedule By Clutch
We're getting closer to basketball as Rockets announce their slate of games for the 2016-17 NBA season.
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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
Rockets are looking for a new Clutch the Bear By Clutch
After 21 years as the Houston Rockets mascot, Robert Boudwin (Clutch the Bear) is leaving the team
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