The Houston Rockets in 2013-14
The Houston Rockets have spent several years stockpiling assets in the hop of landing
a superstar player to help make them a contender for an NBA Championship. Well the team landed a superstar last offseason
when they traded for James Harden in one of the savviest trades in recent memory, stealing the scoring machine from the Oklahoma
City Thunder. But Houston wasn't finished, as they landed another star player this past offseason when they lured center Dwight
Howard to sign with the team in free agency. With both Harden and Howard on board, the Rockets now have one of the best duos
in the National Basketball Association and look like a legitimate contender for a top seed in the Western Conference.
are a lot of good teams in the Western Conference, and some of those quality teams won't reach the postseason. The Rockets
will do whatever it takes to avoid being one of those teams; they simply have too much talent to allow that to happen. With
clubs like Oklahoma City, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers lurking in the conference, Houston has to take every game
seriously down the stretch as they approach the postseason.
Harden has spent much of the 2013-14 season proving that
he wasn't just a one-hit wonder last season, as he has been scoring at will yet again this year. Harden's consistency comes
in large part from his ability to get to the free throw line with regularity. Even if Harden is having an off shooting night,
he can still rack up points thanks to his ability to get into the lane and draw contact. He's also a more than capable and
willing passer, averaging several assists per game since coming over to Houston. Howard spent the early portion of the 2013-14
season getting himself healthy, as it was evident that his back was not 100 percent last season when he was with the Los Angeles
Lakers. Howard seems to be rounding into form as the season progresses, and his offensive production appears to be surging
back to the level fans saw from the big man during his best days in Orlando. With these two great players on the court for
the Rockets, Houston looks like a real threat to make some serious waves in the postseason this year.
of a Houston Rockets Playoff Game
If you've never been to a playoff game in the National Basketball Association, then
you've been missing out on being a part of a thrilling sporting experience that will stick in your memory for a long, long
time. Every NBA game is an exciting affair, but the playoffs take things up a notch. The Houston Rockets are looking to make
the postseason this year and do some serious damage, and the atmosphere at the Toyota Center is sure to be electric when they
take the floor against a top Western Conference opponents. It doesn't get any better than being there for an intense playoff
matchup that goes right down to the wire, and you can experience just that this season if Houston can finish among the top
eight teams out West.
Houston Rockets Trivia
Where did the Rockets play before moving to Houston?
answer is San Diego, CA, as they were known as the San Diego Rockets from 1967-1971. In 1971 the team moved to Houston and
established a fantastic fan base in Texas.
Houston Rockets Postseason History
The Houston Rockets have
had some great seasons in the past, and the team is always looking to add more fantastic campaigns to that list. The Rockets
have won their division on four occasions, the most recent coming in 1994. Houston has had some fantastic players hit the
court for the team over the years, and those players have helped the team leave its mark on the NBA history books. The Rockets
have won four conference championship and won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995 behind center Hakeem Olajuwon,
one of the best big men to ever play the game. Olajuwon won the Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and Finals
Most Valuable Player awards in 1994 and followed it up with another Finals MVP the following season.
Houston Rockets fans are some of the most loyal fans in the National Basketball Association, and when
Houston is hosting a playoff game expect to see the stands packed to the brim with people decked out in Rockets gear. These
fans make for a great home crowd during the regular season, and they really step it up in the playoffs. This team has serious
title aspirations this season, and the fans know that a major home court advantage could be just what the Rockets need to
push themselves to the top. Be there for any Houston playoff games this season and see why these fans are so great.