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 76 – Bulls
Anthony Nguyen provided the pregame breakdown:
With most teams having 7 games left of the regular season, the playoff race for both the Western and Eastern Conference are under careful microscopic examination each and every single night. Tonight’s match up against two teams battling for playoff life in their respective conferences is one that is promised to be filled with excitement, grit and crucial bad calls down the stretch that may very well determine the game.
The Rockets played well though the game. Which included a 14 point lead midway through the third quarter. Once again a couple of critical mistakes down the stretch cost the Rockets the game. With the loss, Houston has dropped below .500 and out of the playoff picture again!
The full post game analysis and grades can be viewed here
James Harden posted 24 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, while Patrick Beverley notched 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
While Jimmy Butler notched 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Though Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City may have shocked some NBA fans surely Dwyane Wades exit from Miami was much more surprising. The Bulls are in full on rebuild mode having sent franchise star Derrick Rose packing. Furthermore losing Joakim Noah means the Bulls have few Thibodeau roster members remaining. So, now coach Fred Hoiberg has practically a brand new roster to mold.