Gallant's Random Thoughts: Harden Paid, Bregman's Bray, & Spidey SensePaul Gallant discusses James Harden's contract extension, Alex Bregman on twitter, bad Astros things, and reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Best Of Mad Radio 7-6Astros talk of all kinds, Mike ponders a veteran coming in at safety for the Texans, and Vandy visits us for a while.
Patrick Beverley Named NBA All-Defensive First TeamThe NBA Announced on Monday that Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was named NBA All-Defensive First Team. He's the fourth Rockets player in franchise history to ear First Team All-Defense honors, but the first since Scottie Pippen in 1999. This is Beverley's second selection the All-Defensive team, earning second team distinction in 2013-14.
Kawhi Leonard Inactive For Spurs in Game Six
Warriors Take Fun Out Of Rockets BuzzThe Houston Rockets are three wins away from appearing in the conference finals in a season where they weren't projected to make the playoffs. It's truly remarkable, and credit should be shared; to Harden for accepting his new point guard role with aplomb, to Dantoni, to general manager Daryl Morey, who scrapped the superstar approach for a much more team oriented one, to his new additions, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Nene, and Lou Williams, all embracing their roles and the vision for the team.
Gallant's Random Thoughts: NBA Overreactions, Draft Takes, & RivalriesPaul Gallant discusses Rockets - Spurs, the Texans and AFC South draft classes, and the Astros - Rangers "rivalry"
Spurs Surge In the Fourth To Knock Off Rockets 121-96The San Antonio Spurs used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter en route to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals Wednesday night at the AT&T Center to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
Nene Draws Fine From NBA; Will Play In Game TwoThe Houston Rockets had completed their shootaround on Wednesday ahead of game two of their Western Conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Spurs and had yet to hear from the NBA offices if back-up center Nene would be available.
Rockets Must Be Ready for one Helluva Counterpunch by the SpursThat basket put the Rockets up 15-6 at around the 8-minute mark. The Rockets began heating up from 3, and eventually won the quarter 34-23, before dropping straight FIRE on the Spurs in the 2nd quarter.
Pera: Chills From Harden Acclaim
Rockets Can't Find Three point Stroke in 115-108 Loss To Jazz
Rockets Miscalculate With Lou Williams TradeRockets general manager Daryl Morey is clearing going "all in" with this team, pushing his poker chips to the center of the table. Yet to this discerning eye, they're no closer to winning the title today than they were yesterday. In the end, you know what they say; "It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that ring."