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2017 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley said he expects a million fans at the Toyota Center for $1 beer night. He also asks reporters what type of beer will be sold.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rapper and Houston native Travis Scott will perform before the Rockets-Thunder game. It's also $1 beer, $1 hot dog, $1 soft drink and $1 nachos night from 5:30-6:30 pm at Toyota Center. Gates open early at 5:30 pm.

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Harden (ankle) 'ready to go' for Game 5

Houston Rockets star James Harden said he's been playing through an ankle injury the past two games against the Thunder but that he'll be ready to go for Tuesday's Game 5.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets center Clint Capela struggled in 17 minutes on Sunday. He's averaged just 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in the last two games. The physical nature of the series with the Thunder has been too much for him, which has given Nene more playing time. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said this has been a learning experience for Capela.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard James Harden rolled his ankle in Game 3 of the series against the Thunder. Harden said it's been difficult to get a burst on drives to the basket since he hurt the ankle. "Got some treatment and I'll be ready to go tomorrow," Harden said before Monday's practice. "It's the playoffs, everybody is banged up so you just got to find a way to fight through it and find a way to help your teammates win games. For me, it's not necessarily scoring, I don't have to score a certain amount of points as long as I'm making the right plays and guys are getting shots everybody is in a good rhythm that's all that matters."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After another lackluster first quarter, the Houston Rockets are still searching for answers against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Will a lineup change be the most effective way to improve the first quarter starts? It seems stunning to even talk about it considering the Rockets lead the series 3-1. But Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni can see keeping the lineup the same. "Yeah, I think so," he said Monday. "We'll see how it goes, the mindset is don't panic, yet. We were one shot away (James Harden miss) from a sweep and probably two shots away from being down 1-3, it depends on how you want to look at it."


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook didn't notice some of the Rockets appearing to mock Andre Roberson as he missed fourth quarter free throws, but has a guess as to which ones it was.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook on the going-over-the-screen foul thing, a move the Rockets are excellent at (and something Westbrook himself has deployed at times this season), and if he'd like to see a rule change on it.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Nene said he received some text messages from close friends after tying the NBA mark for field goals made without a miss at 12.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets CEO Tad Brown said the organization will bring in former player Vernon "Mad Max" Maxwell to pump up the crowd prior to Game 5 against the Thunder.

ESPN Stats and Information  

In the Rockets' 113-109 Game 4 win against the Thunder, Nene was the difference maker, especially when he was the only big man on the court for Houston. Not only did he lead the Rockets in scoring, he also went 12-for-12 from the field.

A wild final two minutes in OKC (2:14)
Rockets victorious in tough Game 4 (1:35)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Simon, one of ESPN's ace stat men, tells us who Larry McNeill is: He went 12-for-12 for the Kings against the Bulls in Game 2 of their First Round series in 1975. McNeill played power forward with star point guard Tiny Archibald. In Game 1 of the series, he went 6-for-6, meaning that in the first 2 games, he went 18-for-18. Houston center Nene tied McNeill's mark for most shots made without a miss in the playoffs in Sunday's victory over the Thunder.

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Agitated Westbrook defends teammates in rant

A question to Steven Adams about OKC's tendency to lose leads when Russell Westbrook sits in the second half led to the Thunder PG warning reporters, "Don't try to make us go against each other."

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Harden played Game 4 win with injured ankle

James Harden says he played the Rockets' Game 4 win over the Thunder with an injured ankle that he suffered in Game 3.

Rockets hold off Thunder to take 3-1 series lead (2:13)
Westbrook has heated back-and-forth with reporter (1:10)
Harden applauds Nene's Game 4 performance (1:06)
Does Harden get away with push off? (0:28)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni on Nene: "It was kind of a man's game and he was a man."

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History