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2014-15 Houston Rockets ticket info
The Houston Rockets blast off into another season with high hopes, despite an offseason that sent Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Linn packing.
From an outsider's perspective Parsons and Linn leaving may loom large. But those familiar with the franchise know that both players were limited defensively. So much so, that in the Rockets postseason series against Portland, the Trail Blazers effectively went at both exclusively when they were in the game. Linn struggled to stay in front of Damian Lillard throughout the series. And it was Parsons who was easily rubbed off while trailing Lillard on his series-winning three-pointer.
In the place of each are two defensive-minded players. Patrick Beverly outplayed Linn in the Portland series, and brings a special defensive intensity to the point guard position. Terrence Jones will likely gain minutes in Parsons' absence. The gifted power forward will add some toughness to a frontline that already features the NBA's premier center, Dwight Howard. Houston had plenty off offense last year. This year's unit should be able to excel on both sides of the court.
None of this suggests that the Rockets will hurt for points. One thing is certain: No team with James Harden on it will ever struggle offensively. Harden cemented his place as the top shooting guard in the league last year leading his team in points, assists and steals. "The Beard" is a matchup nightmare around the league. And those watching his work on the U.S. National team this summer will note that he seems to have rededicated himself defensively. Turns out Harden can be a lock-down defender. If he brings that attitude to the NBA season, the Rockets can punch their ticket to the playoffs now.
Harden's productivity also helped bring about a resurgence in Howard's game. The talented center reminded everyone why they call him Superman in his first year in Houston. The Toyota Center featured more than on humbling dunk or rejection on behalf of Howard.
Coach Kevin McHale is looking to make another run at the title in 2015. Harden and Howard can get him there. But a renewed focus on defense may push this team over the top, and bring a world championship back to Houston.
2013-14 Houston Rockets ticket info
Houston Rockets tickets are a hot commodity as the Rockets take off, looking for a return to the NBA Playoffs for the second straight year. The Houston Rockets will face all of their Southwest Division rivals like the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs. Minnesota Timberwolves tickets also give you the chance to catch all of the biggest stars from the all the league’s best, including the defending champion Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks, plus exciting up-and –comers like the Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks. A visit to the Toyota Center means you’ll see the Houston Rockets host all of the top teams from the Western Conference and across the league, as they look to make run deep into the playoffs.
The Houston Rockets feature an exciting lineup led by shooting guard James Harden, forward Chandler Parsons and point guard Jeremy Lin, all returning from last year’s squad. The Rockets also added the prize of this summer’s free agent crop in center Dwight Howard, as well as hired guns Marcus Camby, Ronnie Brewer, Omri Casspi, Isaiah Canaan and Reggie Williams. This year’s Rocket lineup has just the mix to make a run at the franchise’s third NBA championship.
The Houston Rockets began play in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets, spending four seasons there before relocating to Houston for the 1971-72 season. After getting accustomed to their new home in three straight non-playoff seasons, the Houston Rockets quickly established themselves as one of the NBA’s most consistent franchises, missing the postseason only five times between 1974 and 1999.
Under legendary head coach Rudy Tomjanovich and a franchise icon in center Hakeem Olajuwon, the Houston Rockets reached the peak of the NBA mountain in consecutive seasons, bringing home the NBA championship in 1993-94 and again the following season.
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